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.
Give to Habitat so we may continue our work and serve more families in need through building safe, decent homes
Support Habitat’s programs and add value to your company or institution as a #LegacyBuilder of homes, communities, and hope
Start a social impact initiative to raise awareness and funds for decent shelter and sustainable communities
Help vulnerable families and communities fight the coronavirus.
Donate to Habitat Philippines’ COVID-19 Response through the following channels:
Support our RISE Communities Program
(Resilient, Inclusive, Sustainable, Empowered)
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.
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.
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.
For more information, get in touch with us.
(+632) 8846-2177 loc. 101
Your may also visit us at:
3F Gloria Building, 109 Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village,
Makati City, 1229, Philippines
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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.