Habitat for Humanity’s vision is simple: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 350,000 homes with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. They bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat affiliates around the world follow the same basic model – volunteers work with future homeowners to build or renovate houses, which are then sold to partner families at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. The money from the sale of each house goes into a revolving fund to support future building projects.
“Habitat has successfully removed the stigma of charity by substituting it with a sense of partnership. The people who will live in the homes work side by side with the volunteers, so they feel very much that they are on an equal level.” – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
You can learn more about Habitat by visiting www.habitat.org, follow them @habitat_org, “like” them on Facebook, or find up your local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to get involved!