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 The latest edition of our supporter magazine, Home Works Summer 2014, is now available to view and download.

 

Dalli and grand-daughters in NepalHabitat for Humanity launches appeal to help women in Nepal

February 2014

Habitat for Humanity GB’s most recent appeal reveals the needs of young women and families in Nepal. The aim is to invest in the future of girls like Sanjana and Anjona in Nepal who live in the most dismal conditions, in a mud hut along with most of the family’s livestock.

 

 

 


Distributing toolsHabitat for Humanity helping to rebuild the Philippines

Update February 2014

Typhoon Haiyan struck the city of Tacloban on 8th November 2013 and left 90% of structures destroyed or damaged. The people of the Philippines are in shock and are surviving on a day-to-day basis. Our team has used their local knowledge and building expertise to help rebuild the Philippines.

 

 

 



Support to aid families in Serbia and Bosnia

25th May 2014

Our teams are in Bosnia and Serbia assessing damage and formulating our response.

 

 

 

 



Cyclone devastationHabitat for Humanity launches India Cyclone Appeal

14th October 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people urgently need our help following Cyclone Phailin which hit the east coast of India on Saturday.

 

 

 


Habitat for Humanity hold Grand Prize Draw at The National Home Improvement Show

24th September 2013


Habitat for Humanity will hold a Grand Prize Draw, as charity partner, at the National Home Improvement Show which will be held at Olympia on 27th-29th September.  Prizes include a high quality memory foam mattress from Study Bed, a Chesterfield armchair from Portabello Interiors, various subscriptions and lots more, all generously donated by exhibitors.

 

 

 


Habitat for Humanity is the charity partner of the Home Improvement Show

4th September 2013

Habitat for Humanity is proud to be the official charity partner of the 2013 National Home Improvement Show. Taking place between 27th and 29th September at London Olympia, the National Home Improvement Show will bring an array of master classes and seminars designed to help you improve your home.  Habitat for Humanity is offering the chance to win free tickets to the event for you and a friend. 

 

 

 


Tour de Dancetour de dance logo

26th July 2013

Three teachers and a Real Tennis Pro are leaving from Cluj-Napoca in Romania on Tuesday 30th July for a 1600 mile cycle tour, arriving in Hyde Park, London on Wednesday 21st August.

 

 

 


Peak District shantytown raises enough to help 130 people build a healthy homeHope Challenge 2011

3rd July 2013

From 5th -7th July 2013, 76 people camped out in a Peak District shantytown as they helped raise money to fight international poverty. The fifteen teams from companies around the UK took part in international development charity Habitat for Humanity’s HOPE Challenge event near Edale in the Peak District.

 

 

 


International development charity and Oxfordshire Scouts team up to fight povertyLooking through a brick in Cape Town

3rd July 2013

This weekend international development charity Habitat for Humanity is announcing its new Scout badge challenge at Oxfordshire’s County Scout Camp, OneWorld2013. Over 4,200 Scouts will have the chance to learn about poverty, and discover how they can make a difference.


 

 

 


Team building their shelter at Hope ChallengeCompanies camping out in Peak District ‘shantytown’ to fight poverty

25th June 2013

Over 70 people from companies across the UK are camping out in a Peak District ‘shantytown’ from 5th-7th July 2013, as they help families in the developing world to fight poverty.

 

 



Richard Conroy before his half marathonHabitat for Humanity supporter runs Sheffield Half Marathon

12th June 2013

Richard Conroy, of Conroy Brooks, successfully completed the recent Sheffield Half Marathon.

 

 

 


Friends Meeting HouseHabitat for Humanity, West Kent YMCA and West Kent Quakers join together for a project in Tunbridge Wells

6th June 2013

Habitat for Humanity begins a new project here in Great Britain, converting the Friends Meeting House of the West Kent Quakers into 'move-on' accommodation for vulnerable young people, with the help of the West Kent YMCA. 

 

 


Children and homesBuild a home for Father’s Day

5th June 2013

For the Dad who already has enough screwdrivers and ties, international development charity Habitat for Humanity has an alternative gift list for Father’s Day this year.

 

 


Charlcombe HomesCharlcombe Homes become newest ‘HOPE Builders’ with international charity

16th May 2013

Boutique private house builder Charlcombe Homes Ltd has become the latest company to join the Habitat for Humanity / Home Builders Federation ‘HOPE Builders’ campaign. From this April, for every house that Bath-based Charlcombe Homes completes, they will donate enough to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of one safe, decent home in the developing world.

 

 


A girl and her carer at homeHealthier homes could save over 10,000 children's lives a day

7th May 2013

Today international development charity Habitat for Humanity is calling for urgent support to improve the living conditions of children and families around the world and save thousands of lives.

 

 


Second Housing sector in Eurasia needs a mind shift and greater cooperation for effective solutions

25th April 2013

Raquel Rolnik, UN Special Rapporteur for Adequate Housing, said in a video message to the delegates of the second Housing Forum for Europe & Central Asia a paradigm shift is needed from the belief that the market can solve all housing problems. She emphasised as the ongoing crisis since 2008 demonstrates, we need to redefine the responsibility of states in providing social services, including housing.

 

 


Second housing forum to address challenges in Europe and Central Asia

22nd April 2013

Five international development organisations today open the second Europe and Central Asia Housing Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum will look at ways to address housing problems, develop affordable housing solutions for the poor on national and regional levels and bring together businesses and the public sector. It will also support the regional roll out of the UN Global Housing Strategy.

 

 


Habitat for Humanity and The MasterCard Foundation partner to expand access to housing microfinance in Africa

Kampala, Uganda, 5th April, 2013 — Habitat for Humanity and The MasterCard Foundation today announced the Uganda launch of a five-year partnership to expand existing financial institutions’ microfinance services, to allow low-income families in three African countries to improve and maintain their homes.

 

 


Partnership research project to address the challenges of urban housing reconstruction after disasters

3rd April 2013

International development charity Habitat for Humanity this week announced a new partnership with University College London to research market-based approaches to urban housing reconstruction after disasters.

 

 


Rebuilding Japan: two years onJapan volunteer

8th March 2013

After the 11th March 2011 disaster, Habitat for Humanity’s efforts focused on providing and supporting volunteers to clear mud and debris from homes, community buildings and communal areas, such as parks and drainage canals.

 

 


Photo gallery: mothers around the world

7th March 2013

This mother’s day, Habitat for Humanity needs your help to honour the mothers (or those who take the mother’s role) around the world who overcome huge challenges to do the best for their families; who work so hard to build a better home and a better future.

 

 


Lessons learned from 14 years of disaster responseDisaster response in Haiti

25th February 2013

Last week at the UK’s Shelter Forum, international development charity Habitat for Humanity launched its disaster response catalogue which reviews the last 14 years of disaster recovery work. 

 

 


Share the love – Join hands, change hearts, build homesHomepartner family and volunteers outside the newly built home

12th February 2013

In October 2012 two married couples volunteered together to spend a week in Nepal building a family out of poverty, with Christian international development charity Habitat for Humanity. This February, the charity wants more people to ‘share the love’!

 

 


Habitat for Humanity in Haiti helps 250,000 people in post-disaster recovery

11th January 2013

Three years after the earthquake in Haiti, Habitat for Humanity’s recovery programme has benefited more than 50,000 families through emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions. Read more.

 

 


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