Habitat is focuses on giving families a hand up into a positive future through access to affordable secure housing.
Working with partner families to build or renovate simple decent homes with support from the community of volunteer labour and materials. We then sell these homes to the families facilitating loans with affordable repayments, these payments are reinvested into the fund for humanity allowing us to help more faimiles.
Habitat for Humanity has helped serve 322 families in New Zealand (Dec 08), which represents nearly 1,100 children and their parents. Children that now have a chance at getting a stable education, without the side effects of moving, health issues from inadquate buildings or overcrowding to name some of the issues (see www.habitat.org.nz for more information)