Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity

  1. 1. About Habitat for Humanity• Founded in 1976 in Georgia• Millard and Linda Fuller• Model of Partnered Housing and Christian Beliefs• Aim-to eliminate povertyhousing• Jimmy Carter Project• 400’000 homes, 32 Countries, 2 million people
  2. 2. Habitat Ireland Independent non-profit organisation Founded in 2002 Michael D Higgins Aim to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action…
  3. 3. Principles Focus on Shelter Advocate for Affordable Housing Promoting Dignity and Hope Supporting Sustainable Development Work towards Millennium Development Goals
  4. 4. Why Housing is Important Adequate housing can improve many aspects of a person’s living standards HEALTH SAFETY EDUCATION HYGIENE PRIDE and DIGNITY
  5. 5. Global Village Sending Volunteers to Partner Countries No Building Experience Required Volunteers fundraise the cost Build alongside communities and homeowners Interacting with other organisations Rugby Legends; Student Programme; Women’s Build; Bobby Kerr 2013 Volunteers become Ambassadors for HFH
  6. 6. Ghana 2010
  7. 7. Local Programme Based on Partnerships Renovation Programme – low income families Emmett Road A Brush with Kindness – partnership with other charities St. Michael’s House, Don Bosco Teenage Care, Cheshire Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility
  8. 8. Funding Irish Aid (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Donations Fundraising Habitat International Generous volunteers/Board members
  9. 9. How Volunteering Helped Me Kept in touch Taking Ambassador role seriously Habitat for Humanity Society Thesis Internship Masters CV
  10. 10. For more information visitwww.habitatireland.ie

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