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a safe and secure home provides more than just shelter

Having access to a safe and secure home provides more than just shelter – it also provides opportunities for families to establish home-based enterprises which can provide a strong foundation for livelihood improvements.

In addition to supporting families with new housing, Habitat for Humanity also provides financial and business management training to support alternative livelihood development. This includes learning about family development plans and how to apply for micro grants. This training supports the families we partner with to become self-reliant.

Small grants are also provided by Habitat to partner families so that they can establish home-based businesses, including livestock raising and home vegetable gardens – which allows families to sell their produce at local markets or by establishing home-based local stores and small eateries. Many of the families we work with also raise chickens, to sell on or to keep. These families express the sense of relief they feel from meeting their family’s needs through this improvement to their livelihood. Families either need the opportunity to start their own business through a micro-rant or would benefit from support to scale up their existing businesses. Most of the families we work alongside express their desire to improve their livelihoods so they can have enough food, clothes and have money spare to help support their children through obtaining an education.

Our Impact Stories

Stories from overseas

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Habitat for Humanity Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia. 

We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Habitat for Humanity is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s development program. Habitat for Humanity Australia receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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