Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Habitat's first headquarters was opened in Americus, Georgia by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976. The couple were millionares who decided that they were going to turn away from their lavish lifestyle and re-dedicate their lives to serving God. They decided that they were going to open an organization in which they would build particular kinds of homes, and partner with low-income families to build the homes.
They decided that the organization would be one in which volunteers and the families themselves would help to build simple, decent homes, and affordable for low-income homeowners. The homeowners are choosen based on their need, their ability to repay, and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Since the low-income homeowers would not be able to purchase a home regularly Habitat allows people to purchase these homes because the homes are sold at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage, homeowners and volunteers build the houses under trained supervision individuals, corporations, faith groups and others provide financial support.
In addition to its original organization helping the low-income families it helps those who are in need of rebuilding their homes after a disaster. That organization is named Habitat for Humanity International's Disaster response. Women Build, another department of Habitat, reaches out to women who don't necessarily have the skills to build, but would like to learn to. Women Build gives them the oppurtunity to learn the skills needed to construct a home.
In this webpage you will be able to get a glimpse of some of the types homes that Habitat builds for people all around the world. You will be able to see look at how Habitat for Humanity's Disaster Response helps those affected by disaster and war. Finally, on the last page you will see how Habitat for Humanity's Women Build also reaches out to women so that they can learn to build as well. So, make sure you take a look at all my
pages so you can learn just a little about this organizaion that helps so many people all around the world. Who knows, after learning what Habitat does you may want to become involved in it or may want to make a donation.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity please click on the link below to visit its home page.
Habitat for Humanity International
If you would like to make a donation please click on the link below.
How to make a Donation Online
If you decide after looking through my webpage that you want to become involve in Habitat in our area please click on the link below.
Habitat for Humanity in the Lackawanna County