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What we build: So much more than houses
Building and repairing homes has always been our identity. In fact, we are very grateful to all those who helped Habitat for Humanity serve almost 75,000 families worldwide last year-almost triple the number of five years ago. But the heart of Habitat is not bricks and sticks. It is the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by reaching out to help those in need of a better place to live. When we ask, "What will you build?" there are so many answers, because we build so much more than houses.
Successful End of Canadian-Backed Training Project Wraps Up Habitat's Current Activities in Pakistan
BANGKOK 30TH MARCH 2010: Habitat for Humanity Pakistan has completed a highly successful project to assist families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck northwestern Pakistan and neighboring counties in October 2005.
Funded through donations from HFH Canada and CIDA, the Canadian government's international development agency, the Pakistan Earthquake Reconstruction Initiative was the centerpiece of Habitat's work in …
8:50 am 8th October
On 8th October 2005, at 8:50 in the morning, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was located near Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and approximately 100 km. (60 miles) north-northeast of Islamabad, the national capital. A series of aftershocks followed. The earthquake devastated towns and villages in the harsh mountainous terrain of North West Frontier Province, Northern Punjab and Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
Contribution In The First Year Of Three-Year Partnership Will Help Build Habitat Homes in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ethiopia
DUBAI, 12th December 2008: ETA Star Property Developers, a real estate company based in the United Arab Emirates, recently presented its donation of two million dirham (about US$544,650) in the first year of a three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
The contribution, which came from ETA Star's Homes for the Homeless campaign, will help Habitat to build homes with families in need in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ethiopia.
Volunteers include Pakistani student who returns to hometown to assist
BALAKOT, Pakistan, 30th January 2007: Amid near freezing temperatures, student volunteers from South Korea spent a week building more substantial homes for survivors of the October 2005 earthquake that devastated the area around Balakot, Pakistan.
The 16-member team, comprising mostly undergraduates from Myungji University in Seoul, arrived in Pakistan on late January. Together with villagers and Habitat staff, they built a total of 40 shelters in the three villages, Ghanool, Kanshian and Batsanger, about 200 km.
Shelter is still a priority with approaching winter; rebuilding gets boost with sawmill services project's extension
BALAKOT 31th August, 2006: With the recent flooding caused by heavy rains, survivors of last year's earthquake in Pakistan are facing greater woes. Some families have barely any protection from the elements in their tattered tents while others have seen their tents collapsed under the force of the rains.
Habitat for Humanity Pakistan continues to provide shelters as another winter approaches.
First transitional homes go up
BALAKOT, 18th April 2006: Twenty-nine year old Sakina lives with her husband and three children in the village of Lower Mitikot located high in the hills above Balakot.
As with nearly every family here in this village the early morning hours of 8th October will be remembered as a day when their world turned upside down.
"We were very lucky none of us were injured," said Sakina.
(Oct. 14, 2005) -- On Oct. 8, a massive earthquake struck Pakistan and neighboring India and Afghanistan. The most severe damage is near the earthquake's epicenter, approximately 60 miles north-northeast of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. An estimated three million people are now homeless as a result of the earthquake. The delivery of humanitarian assistance has been constricted by the mountainous area, cold weather, and damaged or collapsed infrastructure.
Habitat for Humanity has committed an initial US$250,000 to provide technical assistance and support to partner organizations responding to the earthquake in South Asia and is seeking to raise up to US$1 million for reconstruction. Habitat does not have an active presence in Pakistan. We will therefore work with partners to assess damages, rebuild and repair homes and develop building centers to help put the millions of people displaced by the earthquake back into homes. In this first phase, Habitat plans to provide funding and construction and project management expertise to partners.