A foreword from Habitat NI Chief Executive, Jenny Williams, in the Summer 2018 edition of our newsletter.
Our work is only possible because people like you, in churches, companies and communities, partner with us. Your support allows us to reach out to families through ReStore, to empower local people to transform homes and communities and to help those in need globally to build or improve the place they call home.
Having your support by praying, donating or volunteering helps to build hope. I had the privilege to travel to Delhi again earlier in the year. It was a joy to meet Ruby and her family and see the transformation that her completed home was having on their lives. In the heartbreaking poverty of Bawana Habitat gives a hand up in a community where families, with so few opportunities, just want to build a better future.
Sometimes change is so small it is hardly visible, this year I noticed that there were small plastic bags of rubbish hanging outside home, a community waste service has started. Small things but representing hope for a better future.
Wherever Habitat works we are focused on developing innovative, sustainable solutions to reach the poorest families. Read more here about how Habitat is supporting refugees across the Middle East and support if you are able.
Read more here about how our Solid Ground campaign is using advocacy to deliver change for families globally and join us by speaking out about the critical role that housing has in breaking the cycle of poverty everywhere by signing our petition.
Habitat helped more than 3.5 million people last year to improve their living conditions, delivering safe homes, education, water and sanitation, livelihood training, and the resources to create sustainable communities.
No matter who we are, or where we come from, we all need a decent place to live.
Most of us will not meet the families who will partner with Habitat in communities around the world this year but every day your support is making it possible and because Habitat for Humanity builds hope, we stand beside them.
As we step out in faith to open more ReStores, to complete the community space and homes in Ballymena (read more here) and to reach many more families who hope for a better future, your continued support is vital.