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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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Every Hand, Builds Hope

Anyone who has watched children grow up, or who celebrate a wedding anniversary, know that 10 years can fly by! But for a community of women in Itahari, in southeastern Nepal, so much has changed that the last 10 years feels like a lifetime ago!    The Hand in Hand journey started at a community meeting […]

Every Drop Makes a Difference

A holistic approach to housing, including safe and reliable access to water and sanitation, is critical to addressing the many challenges faced by the families and communities we work alongside.  With many of our usual activities affected by the spread of COVID-19 last year, the communities we serve found ways to adapt, and we have been inspired […]

Meet Osea | How the Tippy Tap has helped him and family

March 22nd marks World Water Day 2021 and the theme is what is water means to people and its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. We all know water is important to us. Water means life. Yet, today water is under extreme threat not least of all from climate change. […]