Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families — representing 5 million people in more than 70 countries — improve their living conditions since the organisation was founded in 1976.
“We are delighted to achieve this incredible milestone and have seen the positive influence a stable home can have on families,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of a house, families have better access to health, financial security, education and employment opportunities. We want to continue building impact so that millions more people can have decent, safe places to live.”
Habitat’s global mission was made possible in fiscal year 2014 thanks to the hands and hearts of more than 2 million volunteers and the financial support of many generous donors. In addition to helping on Habitat build sites, volunteers also served as local board members, in Habitat ReStores and through affordable housing advocacy efforts.
To learn more, view Habitat for Humanity International’s fiscal year 2014 annual report, “Because of This House…”.
Habitat for Humanity families served in fiscal year 2014:
U.S. and Canada: 10,209
Latin America and the Caribbean: 112,436
Europe, Middle East and Africa: 98,873
Asia and the Pacific: 91,756
Global total in fiscal year 2014: 313,274