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Edilen’s smile shows the peace that a stable home brings. Not so long ago, Edilen and her family lived through the terrifying winds and aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The family very nearly lost hope when they saw the destruction all around, but a shelter kit distributed by Habitat Philippines helped them rebuild — and smile once again.

Habitat’s market development and housing microfinance programs are continually pursuing new strategies to assist even more families in need of a safe place to call home.

Too many families find themselves completely on their own in those wrenching days after the storm has passed or the earth has stopped shaking. When disaster strikes, every family needs help to rebuild, whether they’re in your neighborhood or Nepal. With your support, #Habitat can help families restore their lives, so that fewer children like Lijeesha spend their days living in turmoil and their nights sleeping under tarps.

Habitat’s market development and housing microfinance programs are continually pursuing new strategies to assist even more families in need of a safe place to call home.

As Typhoon Yolanda raged, little Euger Ann lived through a sleepless night no child should have to endure. She and her family left the house where they were sheltering as winds and flooding began to destroy the structure. Today, they live in a strong, disaster-resilient home built with #Habitat Philippines. No more terror, no more living in a tent.

Habitat’s market development and housing microfinance programs are continually pursuing new strategies to assist even more families in need of a safe place to call home.

At a #Habitat outreach event in her Florida hometown, Erica learned that a community should care for all its residents. Despite her young age, she’s discovering that she can play an active role in helping others, painting cheerful flowerpots and beginning to understand that not everyone has a decent place to call home. She now knows that she can be an important part of Habitat’s work today — and in the future.

Read stories about how Habitat for Humanity is making an impact in your community and around the world.

New Habitat homeowner, Nathalie Saint Germanin, and her son, stand in front of their house. More than 150 families moved into their homes in Habitat for Humanity’s Santo community in Léogâne, Haiti.

New Habitat homeowner, Nathalie Saint Germanin, and her son, stand in front of their house. More than 150 families moved into their homes in Habitat for Humanity’s Santo community in Léogâne, Haiti.

This is the best kind of confetti! After 19 years, Irma and Silverio recently made their final payment on their #HabitatforHumanity home and celebrated by shredding the mortgage. #FeelGoodFriday

This is the best kind of confetti! After 19 years, Irma and Silverio recently made their final payment on their home and celebrated by shredding the mortgage.

Peek a boo?

We fool ourselves into thinking our happiness is found in large expensive things. Happiness is provided in the little things. Small acts by ordinary folk.

#FeelGoodFriday: Safe and stable housing is essential to the healthy growth and development of children.

Safe and stable housing is essential to the healthy growth and development of children.

Jimmy Carter Helps Habitat For Humanity Build 1000th Home In New Orleans - Pictures - Zimbio

Jimmy Carter Helps Habitat For Humanity Build 1000th Home In New Orleans

Former President, Jimmy Carter Helps Habitat For Humanity Build Home In New Orleans ~ Pictures-Zimbio

Since 1976, #HabitatforHumanity has helped more than 6.8 million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.

Since has helped more than million people obtain a safer place to sleep at night, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.

Sarah Domangue, future Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls homeowner, and her son, Jaiden.

The chance of a lifetime

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[VIDEO] Singaporean students from the Habitat campus chapter at Singapore Management University work alongside a pair of Indian families to mix mortar and stack bricks for two new houses.

[VIDEO] Singaporean students from the Habitat campus chapter at Singapore Management University work alongside a pair of Indian families to mix mortar and stack bricks for two new houses.

“Having a house gives me comfort, #safety, #strength, #hope and the #courage to keep on working and doing everything, without hesitation. It provides confidence for my children, hope for my whole family and strength for my soul.” – Sann, #HabitatforHumanity #Cambodia homeowner

“Having a house gives me comfort, and the to keep on working and doing everything, without hesitation. It provides confidence for my children, hope for my whole family and strength for my soul.

Thanks to Wild Rivers #Habitat the Martins finally have a mailbox. With their own name on it. And their own address.

Thanks to Wild Rivers the Martins finally have a mailbox. And their own address.

Liam has undergone many surgeries in his young life, and his lifelong heart condition will require more. For a time, he lived with his mother in a home that cost more than half the family’s monthly income and where they still didn’t feel safe. Now, in a #Habitat house in Colorado with a consistent and affordable mortgage, Liam and his mother can focus on what really matters: his continued well-being.

Read stories about how Habitat for Humanity is making an impact in your community and around the world.

In almost 40 years of helping families improve their housing situations, we at #HabitatforHumanity have seen firsthand how critical housing is to families and to communities. We realized from the beginning that when we build structures, we are also building dignity, hope and opportunity.

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