Habitat for Humanity is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization (NGO) founded in 1976 by the couple Millard and Linda Fuller. As of today, the organization is present in more than 70 countries and works to bring people together to build homes and communities.
Today, approximately 1.6 million people worldwide live in poverty and are without a safe place to live. Over the years, Habitat for Humanity have helped more than 29 million people to build, renovate and improve homes since its founding in 1976, and was considered the largest non-profit builder in the world in 2013.
- What they do
- Construction and further operations
- Emergency response in Bangladesh
- Our commitment
What they do
Habitat for Humanity is one of the world's leading housing charities focused on long-term development, aid and poverty alleviation. Its mission is to build a safe environment where families can thrive.
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent home. Housing poverty can be caused by a number of things - overcrowding, a lack of access to clean water and sanitation, unsanitary conditions, high rent, risk of eviction and the lack of access to public services such as schools, jobs and medical facilities are just some examples. Habitat for Humanity believes affordable housing plays a critical role in building strong and stable communities.
The aim of their work is to provide families with strength, stability and independence through housing. They aim to give them the tools to remain independent.
Habitat builds relationship by having residents work together towards a common goal.
Construction and further operations
Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteer work to build simple, affordable housing, as well as build the community and civil society in the areas where it works. They build simple houses with local materials.
Additionally, as part of their long term goals, Habitat for Humanity came up with a project to use solar energy in order to enhance long term improvements with home building projects. This initiative allows those homes to provide their own electricity through the use of solar energy.
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Restoration in Bangladesh
Habitat for Humanity works in Bangladesh and are working to build disaster resilient communities with the capacity to face future disasters. communities in which Habitat work receive support to resist the effects of the disaster, develop specific behaviours, strategies and measure to reduce risks as well as skills in the management of basic community structures during disasters.
Habitat also works to improve the resilience of the communities to be better prepared for natural disasters and improving access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities.
In addition, Habitat for Humanity also works with the most vulnerable households (prioritising women-headed households, the elderly and chronically poor) to construct new homes, retrofit housing with rainwater harvesting and solar water desalination systems and building disaster resilient latrines for vulnerable people.
Overall, the main goals of Habitat for Humanity in Bangladeshare: the improvement of living conditions through housing and sanitation, the relief and preparedness of natural disasters and community development. In order to achieve comunity development and local economic development, Habitat for Humanity adopts an holistic approach by involving participants in the improvement of the economic and living conditions of their community.
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