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500 people help build a home in four daysGreenbelt

Banbury - 30th August 2011

This bank holiday weekend, 500 people at the Greenbelt festival in Cheltenham helped Christian international charity Habitat for Humanity to build a home.



GreenbeltCharity challenges festival-goers to build a home

Banbury - 23rd August 2011

Charity Habitat for Humanity are challenging visitors at this Bank Holiday weekend’s Greenbelt festival, to help build a home in four days.



Celebrities create colourful handprints with Valspar Paint for auctValsparion to benefit Habitat for rebuilding efforts in Haiti

New York - 22nd August 2011

Rob Lowe joined Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity International in unveiling Valspar Hands for Habitat, an initiative to auction the handprints of celebrities and notable personalities to benefit Habitat for Humanity's rebuilding efforts in Haiti.







Group from Margate challenges local people to build a house Detling 2010

Kent, England - 4th August 2011

A group of volunteers from St Philip’s church in Margate challenge locals to build a house in five days at the ‘People Without Limits’ celebration at Detling Showground, 6th – 11th August.



Cricket legends, Bollywood icons and business leaders kick start MS DhoniHabitat for Humanity fundraising drive for India

London - Monday 18th July 2011

England and Indian cricketing legends, Bollywood stars and business leaders were united today at a fundraising dinner hosted by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, current captain of India’s World-Cup-winning cricket team, and Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Director of Aditya Birla Group, for Habitat for Humanity and the M.S. Dhoni Charitable Foundation, ‘Winning Ways, today for tomorrow’.




Bollywood and business leaders kick start Habitat for Humanity fund-raising drive for India

London - Sunday 17th July 2011

Bollywood stars and business leaders laid bricks and tiles at London Business School today, building a symbolic house to represent the 100,000 houses that will be built in India by 2015.



water challengeCamping goes extreme in the Peak District

Tuesday 5th July 2011

Over 170 people from around the UK spent last weekend in a field near Edale, Peak District, living in shelters they had made from scavenged material and trekked around 20km all in the name of fighting poverty housing.



IndiaBUILDSM.S. Dhoni, Birla and Bollywood bat for Habitat for Humanity

Monday 4th July 2011

On Monday 18th July, M.S. Dhoni and Mrs. Rajashree Birla, bring together superstars from England and India national cricket teams, and glamorous Bollywood idols, at the colourful ‘East Meets West’ fundraising event at Hilton Park Lane in London.



Charity warns of the dangers of having no place totoilet go

Banbury, England - Thursday 16th June 2011

In the light of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) pledge to support child vaccination overseas this week, international charity Habitat for Humanity GB is also highlighting to the British public the dire need in developing countries for decent homes which are equipped with the most basic of household facilities: a toilet. Cautioning that if homes do not have toilets people in some of the world’s poorest countries risk communicable diseases and an overflow of human waste.



Habitat for Humanity to build asthma-healthy homes

New Jersey - Tuesday 24th May 2011

Habitat for Humanity has become part of Build Smart, Breathe Easier a national campaign in America, to help people with asthma by highlighting the importance of maintaining an “asthma-healthy home” and educating families about ways to help manage the disease.




Habitat for Humanity and Microfinance Centre to address housing need in Europe and Central AsiaMicrofinance.

Bratislava/Prague - Friday 20th May 2011

Habitat for Humanity, and the Microfinance Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a Regional Centre for Innovation for Shelter and Finance with plans to
help improve 20,000 homes for low-income families. 




Visit Habitat for Humanity at the Big Church Day Out

12th May 2011

The Big Church Day Out is the biggest one day Christian event in the UK. This year it takes place on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May at Wiston House, West Sussex and Habitat for Humanity will be there!



 Volunteer in Japan

Habitat for Humanity starts clean-up and house repair activity in Japan

Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, Japan - 4th May 2011


12 volunteers from across Japan gave up their Golden Week holiday to help local people repair their homes and clear the debris left by the devasting 11th March earthquake and tsunami. 



Volunteers from ArcelorMittal travel to South Africa to help families escape poverty housing 

Bratislava/Johannesburg - 10th April 2011 - Around 130 people will gather at the build site in Gauteng, South Africa, to build homes alongside low-income families. The volunteer group is made up of employees of the world’s top steelmaker – ArcelorMittal – from South Africa and Latin America, Europe and Asia. These volunteers are working side by side with local families and community members for one week to help eight families build their own safe, decent home.

(Pictured right, one of the homepartner families)



Family completes house with secure tenure under pilot partnership between Elton John AIDS Foundation and HFH Cambodia  

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 15th February 2011

Volunteers from EJAF staff, trustees, and patrons, including singer/actress Lulu and sponsors including Grey Goose UK Marketing Manager Paul McDonnell build with homepartner in Phnom Penh. Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the completion of a house which also marked a new life with secure tenure for a Habitat home partner in a community north of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.



One year after the Haiti earthquake

Haiti - 12th January 2011

Since the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on 12th January 2010, Habitat for Humanity has made steady progress toward its goal to serve 50,000 Haitian families over the next five years.   



Habitat for Humanity leverages Haitian Diaspora   

Haiti - 12th January 2011

In consultation with the Haitian government, Habitat for Humanity and NGO partners Development Innovations Group (DIG) and Build Change are recruiting and placing experts from the Haitian Diaspora to provide community-focused, technical support to help the Haitian government make critical decisions related to shelter and settlement.



Habitat for Humanity celebrates serving 2 million people

13th December 2010

Today Habitat for Humanity celebrates serving 400,000 families, 2 million individuals, since beginning in 1976. There are now 2 million people worldwide who have been helped out of poverty housing by Habitat for Humanity and its supporters.




Habitat for Humanity launches the construction of 2,000 Transitional Shelters in Léogane, Haiti

Haiti - 30th November 2010

Building on a previous collaboration with the American Red Cross in Haiti, Habitat for Humanity recently began constructing 2,000 new Transitional Shelters (t-shelters) in Léogane, a community that was hit hard by the January 2010 earthquake, and again by Hurricane Tomas.




Two years after Cyclone Nargis, Habitat for Humanity and World Concern have completed more than 1,200 homes for families.


Bangkok, Thailand - 12th May 2010

Two years after southern Myanmar was battered by Cyclone Nargis, Habitat for Humanity and its partner World Concern have helped nearly 1,800 families rebuild their homes and lives.

Habitat has rebuilt a total of 1,267 basic houses in 18 communities in the worst-affected Ayeyarwady Delta region and has repaired 500 others. Building is continuing.




Habitat for Humanity rebuilding lives and communities on second anniversary of Sichuan earthquake



Bangkok, Thailand - 12th May 2010

Two years after a devastating earthquake ripped through China’s Sichuan province, Habitat for Humanity continues to work in affected communities providing safe and permanent homes to families.

To date, Habitat for Humanity China has built about 1,000 homes in rural communities north of Sichuan’s capital Chengdu.



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