Habitat for Humanity International
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action; Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh
Habitat for Humanity (Bangladesh) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, since then Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over 1 million homes, serving more than 5 million people worldwide.
The United Nations’ (UN) Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and 12 additional UN texts explicitly recognize the right to adequate housing as an integral part of the right to an adequate standard of living. The declaration states; “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing…”
Habitat’s work has the greatest affinity to the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 7: “Ensure environmental sustainability”, and addresses the goal’s three sub-targets; to integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs, including reversing the loss of environmental resources; to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water; and to achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.
Over three decades, Habitat has demonstrated that building homes also builds a foundation for families to break the cycle of poverty and transform their lives. It is the gateway to improved family health, better schooling, and enhanced household economic well being. It positively impacts the UN MDGs that seek to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat diseases.