Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia


Vision, Mission and



Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia is part of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat Ethiopia started work in 1993 with the aim of assisting low-income and vulnerable families to move out of substandard housing. Habitat Ethiopia has been able to diversify its areas of interventions to help families across the country. As a result of the efforts made over 27 years, Habitat Ethiopia helped 120,000 families (608,000 individuals) in 19 communities to move to decent houses, get access to water, and sanitation. About 32,200 families received hygiene awareness raising, saving and financial literacy training. The target beneficiaries are people with low income, vulnerable and marginalized groups, women headed families and elderly people.

In addition to housing, Habitat Ethiopia expands its work focusing on Vulnerable Group Housing, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and communal infrastructure such us walk ways and ditches. Habitat Ethiopia also joins the national efforts being made to help people affected by drought through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Response-WASH Resilience Building Project(DR3-WASH). Read more…

Communities We Serve

Adddis Ababa, Adama, JimmaBahir Dar, Dessie

Kombolcha, Fiche, Ambo, Shashemene, Shew Robit


Dereje Adugna, National Director
Yoseph Gedamu, Program Manager
Bereket Mekonnen, Finance and Administration Manager

Dereje G.meskel, Resource Development and Communications Manager

Alemu Tadesse, MEAL Specialist



         The vision of Habitat is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mission Principles

Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.

Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.

Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.

Promote dignity and hope.
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.

Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

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