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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 Change | A Family of Men build a Menstrual Hygiene Management block in Fiji

As we mark Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28th), we are sharing this story of a group of male volunteers that got together to help build a Menstrual Hygiene Management block for their district school. In partnership with DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Water for Women, Habitat for Humanity Australia and Habitat for Humanity Fiji are working on improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in […]

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021

Today is World Menstrual Hygiene Day. A day to recognise period poverty and the stigma that girls, women and non-binary people face. Achieving menstrual health and hygiene requires access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities and services, as well as access to appropriate sanitary products, and relevant information about self-care and the menstrual cycle. It […]

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 […]