At this time of pandemic, everyone is asked to stay at home. However, not everyone has a decent home to stay safe.

Millions of Filipinos living in cramped housing are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

The global pandemic has magnified the housing problem as everyone is forced to stay at home. In Metro Manila alone, roughly 4 million Filipinos lack a decent place to live. They are living in overcrowded spaces inadequate for physical distancing, in an unhealthy outbreak-prone environment, or worse, without a roof, walls, or sanitation facilities to protect them from the virus. But with everyone’s support and contribution, we can emerge from the crisis stronger together and help vulnerable families RISE through safe and decent shelter. Our work has never been more urgent, and we need YOU to RISE with us now, more than ever. Help us build homes, communities, and hope and provide families the foundation for a brighter and healthier life.


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Support our RISE Communities Program

(Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable, Empowered)

Housing

A hand up, not a hand-out

Through our regular housing programs, Habitat aims to provide dignified housing for all by encouraging our homepartner families to contribute their own labor called ‘sweat equity’ and repay the cost of their home through an affordable payment plan, enabling Habitat to build more homes and help more families in need. In partnership with donors and volunteers, we support these families by improving their access to basic social services such as clean water and sustainable energy.

Community Development

Empower communities

Integrating a holistic, community-led approach, not only do we help construct essential community facilities but also strengthen and capacitate our homepartners to become self-reliant in addressing their community’s socio-economic needs. We empower our communities towards sustainability by initiating programs and trainings on organizational development, capacity-building and skills development, solid waste management, community enterprise and livelihood, and financial literacy.

Disaster Risk Reduction
and Response

Build back better, safer, stronger

We utilize our core competency in shelter to provide assistance to vulnerable families and communities in times of crisis and disaster. To aid in their pathway to resilience, our support can range from providing trainings on community-based disaster risk management and contingency planning to distributing shelter repair kits and WASH kits to permanent housing solution and comprehensive community development intervention. Together with our partners, donors, and volunteers, we rise to help rebuild homes, hope, dreams, and lives.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Health begins at home

We engage the whole community, especially children, pregnant women, and indigenous peoples, in increasing their awareness and improving their behavior on hygiene and sanitation not only to prevent diseases but also to boost their health and overall well-being. With the help of field experts and WASH consultants, we have developed a training module that would help the community understand the importance of water conservation, proper hygiene, and sanitation in creating a clean, safe, healthy environment for families to live and thrive in.

Youth & Volunteer Engagement

Shape shelter advocates

At Habitat, every helping hand matters. That’s why we mobilize volunteers from different sectors and the youth to become change-makers and Legacy Builders. From building homes and supporting communities to interacting with our homepartners, we offer a variety of opportunities for a fulfilling volunteer experience. We also train the youth to become community leaders through the Leadership Academy and the annual Habitat Young Leaders Build season. Through these initiatives, we aim to amplify their voice to advocate for decent shelter for all.

Typhoons Goni (Rolly) and Vamco (Ulysses) struck the Philippines and wreaked havoc on several towns in Luzon.

Super Typhoon Goni, this year’s strongest typhoon in the world, brought a catastrophe that resulted to dozens of deaths, with over 500,000 families affected, and more than 20,000 houses damaged, mostly in the Bicol region. More than a week after its devastation, Typhoon Ulysses, with its howling winds and torrential rains, flooded cities and towns in different parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila. The aftermath of these two typhoons has exacerbated the vulnerability of affected families to COVID-19 and the urgency to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially in evacuation centers and vulnerable communities.

You can help!

Ensure the health and safety of typhoon-affected families in the hardest-hit communities by donating to provide them hygiene and sanitation kits. Now, more than ever, we need YOU to help vulnerable families RISE from the disaster and fight COVID-19.

Donate to Habitat’s Disaster Response today. Click any of the following platforms.

GiveAsia
SimplyGiving
Pass It Forward
Lazada
Shopee

Donate through PayMaya by visiting pymy.co/habitatph4typhoon
or scanning this QR code:

Donate through Bank Deposit

Account Name:
Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation Inc.
Bank Name:
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Type of Account:
Checking
Account Number:
2421-0014-24

Don’t forget to email the proof of donation to donate@habitat.org.ph
so we can give a shout out of thanks to you!

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Habitat Disaster Response and Risk Management

Habitat for Humanity Philippines recognizes the need for safer and decent homes for families living in areas that are most vulnerable to natural calamities, and the need for communities to have a more proactive approach in preparing for disasters.

Our goal in responding to disasters is to build safer homes, help transform lives, and spur communities towards permanent recovery.

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