One in five people across the world live in slums and substandard housing, locking them into a grinding cycle of poverty.
This lack of housing negatively affects their health and well-being, educational prospects, and ability to make a living. As an international charity fighting world poverty and homelessness, our vision is a world where everyone has a safe place to call home. We believe that a decent home helps to permanently break the cycle of poverty and allows families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance.
We believe decent homes are the heartbeat of strong communities.
We also fight for land rights for women, upgrade urban slums and informal settlements, improve access to water and sanitation, and help communities become more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
Working in nearly 70 countries, we support the most marginalised and vulnerable in society, and welcome people of all religions and none to partner in our life-changing work. By working hand in hand with communities, since 1976 we have provided over 1 million homes and helped over 10 million people.