In the Philippines, there are more than 4 million families without a decent place to live— under bridges, in disaster-prone communities, in depressed areas or cramped inside a living space only a little bigger than your ordinary bathroom. Driven by our mission to put God’s love into action, we want to reach out to these families, assist them into homes with safer, more affordable living conditions that lead to improved health, stronger childhood development, and financial ability for a better future.
We ask you to partner with us in achieving that vision. We want to bring people from all walks of life together to help build homes, improve communities and help transform lives.
We invite you to browse through these pages, get to know Habitat for Humanity Philippines and our mission, and We pray that you, too, would share in our vision of a Philippines—and a world—where each and every person has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action,
Habitat for Humanity Philippines brings people
together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines envisions
a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
to support the housing ministry and its projects
to help build strength, stability, sustainability, and self-reliance through shelter
with us in uplifting the lives of families through housing and community development
Our Humble Beginnings
Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.Today, Habitat for Humanity has built, rehabilitated and repaired homes for millions of people in thousands of communities in over 70 countries. Globally, we have helped more than 6.8 million people build strength, stability and independence through housing.
Successful business couple Millard and Linda Fuller leave their affluent lifestyle in Montgomery, Alabama to be begin a life of Christian service in Koinonia Farm, a small Christian community in Georgia, founded by farmer and bible scholar Clarence Jordan.
Jordan and Fuller develop the concept of “partnership housing”, which focused on the concept of home owners working side by side with volunteers to build simple but decent houses.
Habitat for Humanity International is born. The eight years that followed proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable with faith, hard work, and perseverance.
Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn take their first Habitat for Humanity work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in the ministry brought national visibility and resulted in an increase of new affiliates across the United States.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines is established, making its first office in the Union Church of Manila.
Former US President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter came to the Philippines and built 293 homes in six locations in the country– Cavite, Paraňaque, Bacolod, Dumaguete, General Santos, and Tagbilaran. Over 14,000 volunteers from the Philippines and 32 other countries joined Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in the one-week house building activity.
By this time, 6,500 houses have already been built by Habitat for Humanity Philippines nationwide.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines finished the construction of 427 houses in San Pedro, Laguna; the first steel-frames houses in BASECO Compound, Tondo in Manila; and nine European Union funded medium-rise apartment buildings in Taguig.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines undertakes the building and renovation of 1,014 homes in Mindanao for internally-displaced people as part of the EU’s Build for Peace Project.
To date, Habitat for Humanity Philippines has served more than 140,000 families nationwide; and mobilized volunteers who have contributed more than 500,000 hours through building and repairing homes and communities.
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