HOME = Opportunity
Home gives children opportunity for the future by providing a stable foundation where they can study and do as well as they can at school.
Children are also able to develop into responsible adults as they experience security and see their own parents taking care of the home. For adults, home is key to maintaining employment and provides opportunities for income generation by the creation of home-based small businesses.
Yonah Njobvu and his wife Loina have experienced first hand how a good home can help a small business burst into life.
The couple live in Lusaka, Zambia with their seven children. They were staying in a neighbour’s hut after flooding destroyed their own home and the cramped conditions were far from adequate.
Since moving in February 2008 to a Habitat for Humanity home, every aspect of the family’s life has gone from strength to strength. The additional space has allowed Yonah to start his own business making waterproof underpants for children.
Through this business Yonah can now support his family much better. In his previous home, there simply wasn’t the space or security to start a business. Now business is thriving, life is good and the family can get a good night’s sleep.
Across the world Habitat for Humanity is helping to construct decent stable housing to give families a safe home and a good life. By sponsoring a home, you can help even more families to step into a new life full of health, hope and opportunity.