We work in partnership with communities across the Asia Pacific region to address housing poverty and to support integrated community development.
Our international program is designed to address multi-dimensional aspects of poverty, recognising that adequate housing can be the foundation needed to lift families out of poverty.
Our projects are designed to achieve the following development objectives:
- Shelter Security: by helping communities obtain legal access to land; improving building standards and skills; increasing access to housing finance; and working directly with families to build better, safer houses. Habitat’s global advocacy program, Solid Ground focuses specifically on the need for land for shelter.
- Community Health: through access to clean water, toilets and drainage; hygiene education and waste management; and healthier and safer homes
- Economic Security: by training vulnerable families on income generating activities; access to finance and financial management skills; reducing recurrent costs of repairing and rebuilding poor quality houses
- Education: by providing families with healthier, more stable living conditions, giving children a decent place to study, allowing children to stay in school
- Community Empowerment: working with communities, whether in an urban slum or a rural village, to develop plans and skills to help their community be better able to withstand natural disasters, access essential services and advocate for change
Across all our projects, considerations are made to:
- protect the rights of children
- reach the most vulnerable including women and people living with disabilities
- minimise potential negative environmental impacts
- reduce risks from natural disasters
- ensure the sustainability of project results.
We partner with a diverse range of organisations to help implement our projects so together we can help lift more families out of poverty. Our implementing partners include community-based organisations, non-government organisations, other Habitat for Humanity affiliates, academic institutions, government agencies and private companies. They may be local, national, regional or global in scope, and share the goal of achieving a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.
- Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh
- Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
- ARV Users Association
- Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
- Habitat for Humanity Nepal
- Rural Women’s Development Centre
- Sahara Nepal
- Aviyan Nepal
- Bibekshil Mahila Agriculture Cooperative Ltd
- Nari Chetana Agriculture Cooperative Ltd
- Jeevan Bikas Samaj
- Forum for Rural Women Ardency Development
- SOS Children’s Village, Sunsari
- Mahuli Community Development Center
- Srijana Community Development Center
- Habitat for Humanity Fiji
- ADRA Vanuatu
- Habitat for Humanity Vietnam
- Que Son Women’s Union
- Phu Tho Department of Foreign Affairs
- People’s Committee of Go Cong Dong District
- Dong Thap Union of Friendship Organization