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"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

At Habitat we choose to put God’s love into action by bringing people of all backgrounds together to build homes, communities and hope. We see hope grow as families, like Gertrude's, begin to build their lives on the solid foundation of a simple home. Give what you can afford and families like Gertrude’s will do the rest; a legacy which changes lives forever.

Like many women in Zambia and around the world, Gertrude has struggled to give her daughters a safe & secure place to grow. In Zambia & Malawi, our long-term partnerships are focused on supporting Habitat’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Children programmes. The programme builds homes with safe latrines and washrooms alongside the most vulnerable in the community.

“It is a very strong house, I never dreamed that I would have such a strong house.”

At Habitat, we believe that a safe home is the foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. Families are healthier, children do better in school and parents have a chance to earn a stable income. Gertrude now sells tomatoes and charcoal from a small spot on the edge of her property, an opportunity and income stream she had never had before.

This Christmas season, help us build hope & homes, by making a donation to our Christmas Appeal.

Thank you so much for all that you have already done to support our work. May this Christmas fill you with a fresh sense of hope and if you are able please give whatever you can afford so that hope continues to grow in the lives of those who wait in Zambia.

In partnership,

Build HOPE this Christmas

  • Just £16 could buy 60 bricks to build a safe home for a family like Gertrude’s

  • £31 could buy a window frame for a home

  • £47 can buy a safe and secure front door for a family

  • £200 could buy the corrugated iron to build a roof that won’t leak

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