Partnering to benefit families around the world
Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County has supported international efforts and served over 35 families in global countries.
- Families served in 2016: 1000
- Date when Habitat started working in the country: 1984
- Volunteers hosted: 1,160
- Housing solutions: Revitalization of informal neighborhoods; repair, retrofit, reconstruction of damaged homes; public infrastructure improvements; training and technical assistance; land tenure advocacy; market development initiatives.
LÉOGÂNE, HAITI -Jocelyn Lauraure, (34, lower right) is a member of the community council in charge of security in Santo, where Habitat for Humanity and its partners have built 300 permanent homes with families who lost everything in the 2010 earthquake. He and his wife, Line Jessy Lapin (bottom, second from left), have three children.
Habitat for Humanity Haiti is dedicated to helping low-income families gain access to decent housing and accompanying them along their pathways to permanent housing. Habitat has served more than 58,875 families in Haiti, many of them through the 2010 earthquake recovery program.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and political instability, food shortages, unemployment, natural disasters and a lack of basic infrastructure have kept most Haitians locked in a cycle of poverty for generations. Access to housing is equally desperate. Before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti already faced a severe shortage of houses.
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- Families served in 2016: 1449
- Population: Over 29 million
- Urbanization: 18.6 percent live in cities
- Population living below poverty line: 25.2 percent
POKHARA, NEPAL- Chandra Maya Pariyar lives with her husband, Birendra, her son, Abhishek (pictured), and her daughter, Dia in a home that she helped build during Habitat for Humanity Nepal’s Everest Big Build in 2010. “Because of this house, everyone is happy now” she says, “After getting the new house, it has become easier for my kids to study, live, and play”. In the wake of recent earthquakes in Nepal, we need to work together more than ever to provide pathways to permanence for the families affected. Please join us in partnering with disaster-affected families as they begin their recovery of their lives and livelihoods in their communities. Your donation will help Habitat build more permanent homes sooner as a small portion of all donations made locally, assists in global partnering.
Habitat’s Work in Nepal
Habitat for Humanity plans to help 20,000 families in cooperation with the government of Nepal and humanitarian agency partners. With the help of partners and volunteers, Habitat will remove rubble, distribute emergency shelter kits, and build transitional and permanent shelters.
Join us in Nepal for our first Global Village trip in 2018! Learn more.