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- building impact in Asia and the Pacific

what we do overseas


Our Work

We work in partnership with the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and our global Habitat for Humanity offices to deliver our international programs overseas. We partner with communities across the Asia Pacific region to address housing problems and to support integrated community development.

we do more than just build houses

Housing Security


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Disaster Reduction & Recovery

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Urban Programing & Advocacy

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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our development approach

partnership

Our strategic focus is to transform lives by tackling housing inequality in an increasingly urbanised world. Directly linking families and communities to financial support mechanisms, secure tenure and safe housing products and services, including access to basic services such as water, sanitation, waste management and electricity. We achieve this by building impact.

building community impact​

Directly linking families and communities to financial support mechanisms, secure tenure and safe housing products and services, including access to basic services such as water, sanitation, waste management and electricity.

building sector impact

Supporting the development of national housing markets, including finance, construction materials and labour, and advocating to governments for policy and system change which support communities to access decent housing at scale.

our programs

Across all our projects, considerations are made to:

Child Protection

Protect the rights of children.

Protect the environment

Reduce potential negative environmental impacts.

Sustainability

Ensure the sustainability of project results.

Support the vulnerable

Reach the most vulnerable including women, marginalised groups and people living with disabilities

Reduce Risk

Reduce risks from naturaldisasters.

countries we work in Asia and the Pacific

Nepal
Cambodia
Vietnam
Fiji
Myanmar
Bangladesh

To learn more about the specific project see the information below.

- every program supports vulnerable communities in Asia and the Pacific

Subtitlean overview of our work

Fiji

Preparing communities for natural disasters and improving the safety of homes and schools. Building community evacuation centres and addressing waste management needs.

Cambodia

Improving shelter security, access to clean water and health care services for the elderly and disabled. Microfinance loans to kick start small businesses.

Nepal

Providing technical support to ensure homes meet construction standards and can withstand disasters. Community led disaster planning. Microfinance, livelihood and skill development training.

Vietnam

Swimming lessons to prepare children for seasonal monsoon floods. Safer water facilities, drilled wells, toilets, piped water infrastructure as well as waste management training. Disaster training and housing repairs.

Bangladesh

Home, toilet and water tank construction. Community training in hygiene and safe water practices. Climate smart housing techniques and disaster resilient technology

Myanmar

Providing student hygiene training. Construction of pipelines, toilets and other water infrastructure. Community disaster preparedness.

- every program supports thesustainable development goals

Habitat for Humanity Australia is committed to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals throughout our programs. Housing is a driver, catalyst and contributor for the following five SDG goals:

Goal 1

No Poverty Adequate housing builds resilience and reduces vulnerability to economic, social, and climate-related shocks and disasters.

Goal 5

Gender Equality Equal access to housing protects women from discriminatory policies and practices related to land distribution, titling and inheritance.

Goal 6

Clean Water and Sanitation Access to clean water and sanitation are integral to safe, healthy, adequate housing.

Goal 7

Affordable and Clean Energy Housing systems that are energy-efficient and that use affordable, clean, energy save costs and reduces air pollution and the effects of climate change

Goal 11

Sustainable Cities and Communities Access to affordable, adequate, safe, and inclusive housing and basic services increases resilience.

- our impact stories

Stories from overseas

Chann

Meet Chann

In partnership with DFAT’s (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), Communities for Communities, and our implementing partner Habitat for Humanity Cambodia has been working hard to provide safe…

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Water Sanitation

Meet Hafeja

In partnership with DFAT’s (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), our implementing partner Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh has been working to improve the waste management and hygiene situation…

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Head of Australian Programs   

Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of people all over the world. Today, Habitat…

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