For Habitat for Humanity, HOME=LIFE sums up perfectly how having a decent HOME is the key to living a LIFE that is free from poverty, fear or neglect.
With your help, we have been able to demonstrate time and time again that the HOME is vital in helping families escape poverty forever. It gives families a stable foundation with a sense of dignity and pride. It leads to improved health, safety and security and helps them to improve their education and employment opportunities.
In other words, Home=Life.
What home means to Habitat for Humanity
Physical and emotional health improves with clean, warm housing that provides protection from the elements. A good home can help with the prevention and cure of diseases of poverty like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diarrhoea, and malaria.
A decent HOME means that children have a place to study for school and reach their full educational potential. It is key to maintaining employment and provides opportunities for income generation by the creation of home-based small businesses.
A stable, well constructed HOME is at the centre of family life and keeps families together ensuring the continued security of the family unit. The pride and dignity that comes with a decent HOME translates to a hopefulness for the future well being and success of the family.
Communities are built on good housing. It contributes to thriving school systems and community organisations. Safe homes and neighbourhoods, in which residents are satisfied with housing conditions and public services, help to build social stability and security.
Three ways to get involved with Habitat For Humanity
The average cost of building a Habitat for Humanity home is £1,235. By becoming a HOMEsponsor today you will enable more families to escape poverty housing every month.
Across the world, Habitat for Humanity is providing thousands of families with safe and decent housing. None of what we do would be possible without the dedication of our supporters who, like you, regularly take part in and host events on our behalf. Find out more on how you could be involved in 2012.
Be part of one of our volunteer teams and have the unique opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. The experience will be life changing as you work with other volunteers building or renovating the home of a family in great need. Find out how you could help families escape poverty housing forever.