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At Habitat for Humanity, we believe in a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

We work in partnership with families to build or improve a place they can call home. Access to safe housing provides more than a roof overhead. It means safety and security. It offers children a space to study, is instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of families, acts as a base to start a thriving home enterprise and provides a solid foundation to break the cycle of poverty.

The building of safe and decent homes forms part of our broader community development program that also addresses disaster risk reduction, water, sanitation and hygiene, urban development, land tenure, market development and advocacy.

In Australia, our domestic programs are delivered through our state partners and focus on helping vulnerable families access affordable housing solutions.

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Female leadership in Kurmitola slum

In Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka more than 20% of the population, or 3.4 million people are estimated to be living in urban slums. Chasing employment in the city and pressures on land in one of the most densely populated countries in the world, contribute to growing numbers of people moving into informal settlements as there are […]

Rebuilding futures in Nepal

Mithu and her son, Som both lost their homes to the devastating Nepal earthquakes in 2015. In April 25th and May 12th, 2015, devastating earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 7.8 and 6.8, respectively, hit Nepal leaving more than 8,790 people dead and around 22,300 injured. Mithu and her husband. Mithu’s son, Som, and his family. […]

Sophorn’s story

21 year old Cambodian Sophorn is the single father of Phanha, his 3-year-old daughter. After his wife passed away in 2014, they moved in with Sophorn’s parents and siblings.