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At Habitat for Humanity, we believe in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

We work in partnership with families to build or improve a place they can call home. Access to safe housing provides more than a roof overhead. It means safety and security. It offers children a space to study, is instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of families, acts as a base to start a thriving home enterprise and provides a solid foundation to break the cycle of poverty.

The building of safe and decent homes forms part of our broader community development program that also addresses disaster risk reduction, water, sanitation and hygiene, urban development, land tenure, market development and advocacy.

In Australia, our domestic programs are delivered through our state partners and focus on helping vulnerable families access affordable housing solutions.

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Global Hand Washing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. In Fiji the Water for Women Project is working with water committees in 18 communities in the Ra and Ba […]

Building Houses that are affordable, sustainable and resilient to climate change

Habitat for Humanity arose from the vision that everyone should have access to safe and secure housing. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care […]

Disaster Risk Reduction Training empowered Vo Thi Tan to Save her Home

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health. Meet Vo Thi Tan she is a 60-year-old Vietnamese woman. She and her husband used to live in an unstable house with a brick […]