225 Individuals served through construction in FY20
Projects: disaster response, water and sanitation, disabled access housing
We started our work to fight housing poverty in Fiji in 1991.
Since then, we have helped over 4,900 families to build homes and new futures through partnerships with governments, NGOs and international volunteers. But our work goes beyond the construction of homes. We work on a range of projects throughout the country including disaster prevention and recovery, water and sanitation, and disabled access housing projects.
Fiji is vulnerable to disasters and the damage caused by cyclones in the past highlights the need for affordable housing which is both climate-resilient and energy-efficient.
For almost three decades, Habitat for Humanity Fiji has partnered with over 100,000 people to build better lives through repairs and temporary housing after disasters, new or improved water and sanitation systems in rural and remote areas, and housing projects for people with disabilities.
The lack of affordable housing and land packages has contributed to the growth of informal settlements around Nadi and the capital of Suva, according to the International Finance Corporation.
It is estimated that 14% of the Fijian population now lives in informal settlements with limited infrastructure and access to essential services such as water and electricity.
Meeting The Housing Need
Habitat for Humanity’s activities in Fiji range from new house construction to helping families rebuild after cyclones and other disasters, and improving water and sanitation access in various communities.
Habitat for Humanity homes are typically built with a combination of locally supplied timber, concrete, and metal roofing. Families who partner with Habitat also contribute their own labor to build their new homes.
How We Tackle Housing Poverty In Fiji
Our activities in Fiji range from new house construction to helping families rebuild after cyclones and other disasters to improving…
Our activities in Fiji range from new house construction to helping families rebuild after cyclones and other disasters to improving water and sanitation access in various communities.
Habitat homes are typically built with a combination of locally supplied timber, concrete, and metal roofing.
Low-income families contribute their own labour to build their new homes and make monthly repayments for the cost of their houses.
Support Our Projects
In FY20 we helped 225 to have a safe place to call home through construction. If you would like to help us to grow our impact in Fiji, click the links below:
We help remote communities to gain access to clean water supply with funding support from various international donors such as the Japanese Embassy and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT).
Decent Homes For Vulnerable Groups
Funding support from the European Union enabled us to help a total of 157 families build or repair or improve their houses, with 27 water systems delivered to the local communities. Sugar Build, a special event organised from 4-6 August 2014, launched the final year of this three-year project in Bulileka, Labasa on Vanua Levu island.
Natural Disaster Response
Families affected by March 2010’s Cyclone Tomas received new homes built by our local team with funding support from the New Zealand Aid Programme, Fiji’s government and other donors. We also repaired four schools with funding support from UNICEF. Families hit by 2012’s Cyclone Evan received transitional shelters funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme.
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