Charity Of The Month: Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity works with microlenders to help people become homeowners
Written by MicroStartups

Habitat For Humanity is a worthy winner of our Charity of the Month.

This amazing global nonprofit has spent years partnering with microfinance organisations to help people in the poorest communities to become homeowners. 

We explain all the things this great charity is doing to provide access to one of the basic rights everyone deserves – four walls around them and a roof over their heads. 

Habitat For Humanity gives people their own place to live 

Habitat For Humanity was founded in 1976 and since then it has built over 1.3 million homes, giving more than 20 million people a place to live in over 70 different countries. 

The charity does such great work that it’s received support and recognition from some of the world’s most renowned leaders – including the former US President, Jimmy Carter:   

“Habitat gives us an opportunity which is very difficult to find: to reach out and work side by side with those who never have had a decent home – but work with them on a completely equal basis. It’s not a big-shot, little-shot relationship. It’s a sense of equality.”

It’s nothing less than Habitat For Humanity deserves. 

Habitat For Humanity uses its MicroBuild fund to help people 

Habitat For Humanity doesn’t issue microloans itself, but it partners with microlenders and uses its MicroBuild fund to help give people access to the credit they need to have their own homes. 

The charity helps to build homes and supports the homeowners it creates, offering them help in the following ways: 

  • Financial responsibility training 
  • Guidance on how people can manage their loans 
  • Construction assistance
  • Evaluating the standard of completed building work

You can find out more about the role of microfinance and financial inclusion in the good work Habitat For Humanity does by visiting the charity’s website. 

How can I help Habitat For Humanity finance more homebuilding?

Habitat For Humanity is a charity that relies on the generosity of donors, volunteers, corporate sponsors. 

There are many ways that you can help the charity to finance more homebuilding:

  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering abroad
  • Taking part in challenge events
  • Getting involved in fundraising 
  • Corporate volunteering 
  • Corporate partnerships

Habitat For Humanity gives people the opportunity to enjoy the basic right of being a homeowner and the support they need to manage their finances. Give this great charity the gift of your support today. 

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