Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity is going to respond to this disaster in a significant way. Our initial target is to distribute 50,000 units of Clean-up/Hygiene Kits, 30,000 Shelter Repair Kits (SRK) and during reconstruction build 10,000 core housing units.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines received 5,000 Shelter.Repair Kits in Cebu. Habitat is planning to start the distribution of the ESKs in Bantayan Island, one of the most affected areas.

Cleaning Kits for houses damaged by mud and flood waters are a simple aid to help re-organize their home prior to assessment of full damage. This Kit includes broom (Filipino broom), mop, pail, floor brush and industrial disinfectant cleanser. This helps families who will return to their damaged homes settle down a little bit, especially for those with children.
Shelter Repair Kits: Once the homes have been cleared and damage is assessed, we support families through a Shelter Repair Kit Program. These Kits are distributed to families that have been selected as qualified beneficiaries of the Repair Kits. Qualification is based on the degree of damage and, of course, the priority for homes with children and infants, especially nursing mothers.

Why shelter is so important

Habitat for Humanity Philippines has been operating in the country for more than 25 years and has assisted more than 70,000 families through housing and housing related interventions. HFHP has a presence through its 6 regional offices with more than 40 core staff working in disaster response.

Habitat is in close Coordination with members of the UN-Shelter Cluster, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and various local entities and organization in the Philippines.

The Philippine government is a major partner for Habitat Philippines which has been actively involved in DR in the country.
Habitat Philippines was one of the agencies requested to submit a house design that is more resilient to earthquakes and typhoons.

You can help: www.hfhd.de

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