Our partnership with Homes for Scotland.
We began partnering with Homes for Scotland in 2016 when they raised a generous donation from their annual luncheon. Nicola Barclay, CEO, then travelled to India to take part in our Women Build in January 2017. Following this, Homes for Scotland continued their support by sending a team of volunteers to build homes in Kenya earlier this year.
A Safe Place to Call Home
Since 2016 Homes for Scotland have generously donated money raised from their Annual Luncheon.
In 2017 Nicola Barclay CEO joined a team of volunteers to take part in a Women’s Build in Mumbai, India.
Inspired by her experience, Nicola was instrumental in the organisation of a Homes for Scotland trip to Kenya which took place in April this year.
Supporting our work
By supporting our work at large, Homes for Scotland are enabling us to respond with agility and flexibility to the housing crisis.
Contributions such as theirs means that we can grow and develop whilst focusing on our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
Engagement with Habitat for Humanity
Homes for Scotland sent a team of volunteers to Kenya in April. Find out more about their experience by reading their CEO’s blog post.
With this continued dedication, Homes for Scotland are helping to support Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live, and where housing poverty and homelessness are eliminated.
I don’t think I truly understood the meaning of the word ‘community’ until I experienced it there. Everyone in this small tribal village came out to help build a house for their neighbour. We worked alongside everyone from old women to young kids and the local stone masons helped us to create a home made of handmade bricks and mortar. They all pulled together and we rolled up our sleeves, applied the factor 50 and grafted hard alongside them. In the space of five days we constructed a home that will survive the monsoon season – the roof won’t leak and the floor won’t turn to mud - and it will provide separate living and sleeping quarters. Most importantly, Leela’s two young boys Rohit and Rutik will have somewhere to study. Nicola Barclay, CEO on her experience in Mumbai