Free market is part of housing solution for low-income earners

Article by Kevin Chetty:  Director Europe, Middle East and Africa. Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter. Habitat for Humanity International. Uganda has a housing shortage of about 2.4 million Houses.” Encouraging signs are emerging that the free market can be part of a housing solution for low-income communities. East Africa, like the rest of the continent, …

Opinion: The business case for housing microfinance

A safe and stable home is an essential requirement for a decent life. It offers a vital foundation for health, education, and the opportunity to work. For those who own their home, it is also often their greatest financial asset. Yet for the 70 percent of the world’s population with an income of less than …

Huge housing deficit challenges stakeholders in Uganda

By John Semakula https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1440858/huge-housing-deficit-challenges-stakeholders-uganda Until Nakiberu got the key to the three-bedroom house in Bujjuko recently, the mother of four stayed in a single room in Kisenyi I, one of the major Kampala slums. Stella Akurut and her family stand in front of the house built for them by Habitat Uganda in Kumi District. Betty …

Partnering to address issues of the New Urban Agenda

  October 2016 witnessed World leaders adopting the New Urban Agenda in Quito, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development, and helps us rethink how we plan, manage and live in our cities. ‘There is need to work together to enhance climate change responses, interventions and innovations to ensure that issues and …

Building Tithes Across the Globe–Indiana to Uganda

Indiana and Uganda are separated by 7,600 miles. However, what ties them together is Habitat for Humanity’s goal of transforming lives by building homes, and the transformative gift of tithing. Members of the Monroe County at one of the build event overseas At the 2017 Habitat Global Conference, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County in …

Habitat handover 42 houses to 42 families in Mayuge!”

For the last 20 years, Annette Nbasalaki a resident of Namalele Village, Mayuge district has been sleeping in a one-roomed mud-and-wattle house with her eight children and four grandchildren. Whenever it would rain, her situation would worsen. Her house would leak, leaving her beddings wet. “Having a pit latrine was a dream to me. My …