“Habitat gives us an opportunity which is very difficult to find: to reach out and work side by side with those who never have had a decent home—but work with them on a completely equal basis. It’s not a big-shot, little-shot relationship. It’s a sense of equality.”

— Jimmy Carter

HFHE COVID-19 Emergency Response

Habitat Ethiopia supported 320 families(1600 individuals) in Addis Ababa, by distributing sanitary materials, and dry food that can assist for 3 months. Further, we have launched a project to support 730 Internally displaced families and 200 host community who are needy and vulnerable families.

HFH Ethiopia: Jonathan Reckford travelled to build

Of all the countries in which Habitat works, it’s in Ethiopia that we see some of the deepest housing need. Most of the population lives on less than US2 a day. Eighty percent of the population of Addis Ababa, where we’re working this week, lives in slum conditions. After months of anticipation — and yet not having time to think too much about a trip I still considered far into the future — I am...

Assisting families affected by drought

While Ethiopia continues to reel from the impacts of the El Niño-induced drought occurred in 2016, a new drought affects millions of people in southern and eastern low lands.  At least 8.5 million people need emergency food assistance.  As water sources have dried up, 10.5 million people are affected by lack of drinking water. The 2016 assessment indicates that millions of people...

This Stuff Really Works!

The “stuff” that Habitat does in Ethiopia really works. My wife Liz and I have been volunteering with Habitat Global Village teams in Ethiopia since 2005.  We were on both the first and the last GV teams to visit Debre Marcos – and the progress made in the intervening period was wonderful to behold. Liz was lucky enough...

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