Earlier this year I joined a friend on a Global Village build in Fiji. I was excited to do some good, and also to have a short holiday whilst in Fiji. What I wasn't anticipating was the impact that the build had on me!
What I also didn't realise is that communities in Fiji are still recovering and rebuilding after Cyclone Winston, which struck in February 2016. Winston, which was the worst storm to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, left tens of thousands of Fijians homeless.
After having seen first-hand the conditions that many Fijian families are living in, I feel compelled to do what I can to change this. Please help me to build hope in Fiji by donating today.
Your donation will help communities in Fiji to make their homes safer, to train local carpentry and building apprentices, and to build cyclone-resistant Habitat homes for families, all making sure families are more resilient to future disasters.
This urgently needed project will work alongside communities across Fiji to prepare for future disasters. It is the largest project of its type ever conducted in Fiji. By partnering with local communities, Habitat will help themto develop the skills to identify risks and prepare for future storms. They will also ensure communities are equipped with effective building practices to help build homes that are able to withstand tropical storms.
Support Habitat's work with an unrestricted one time donation.
Every 24 hours Habitat for Humanity completes 115 homes around the world. The needs of all these families are diverse, but so are the Habitat for Humanity solutions. Habitat builds new homes and repairs others. Habitat helps those who have been struck by disaster and partners in international projects to provide communities with shelter, sanitation and a decent place to live. No matter which housing solution, the outcomes are great: a foundation for a better life.
Severe flooding and torrential rain in Sri Lanka has destroyed more than 3000 homes, and displaced more than 50,000 families. Particularly for those without access to safe shelter and proper sanitation, recovery after a disaster is incredibly difficult.
Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is responding in Kalutara Province, providing transitional shelters and water and sanitation kits to families displaced by the flooding. These critical supplies allow families to start rebuilding their lives after a disaster.
Give a family shelter by donating today.
Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with people of goodwill and families in housing need, to eliminate sub-standard housing.