Habitat for Humanity India
We are a non-profit organisation building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing and sanitation facilities with a vision that this world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Work and Achievements
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 2.1 million people to build or improve a place they can call home. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
For the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, we focus on improved sanitation units for young school going girls.
Due to lack of improved sanitation units, young girls dread going to school during menstruation for the fear of being shamed. Absence of toilets, lack of access to sanitary pads and knowledge of menstrual hygiene make them vulnerable to major infections, which left unaddressed, affects reproductive health and their overall health.
We are a part of a global development goal
- United Nations’ 2030 Agenda - The United Nations have identified WASH — (universal, affordable and sustainable access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) as one of the key Sustainable Development Goals.
- Government of India's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - As part of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, the government of India declared its goal to make India an open defecation free country by October 2019. We have helped build over 22,779 sanitation units across India.
All efforts of Habitat India are supported by independently sourced funding. There is still a lot of work needing support. Your contribution will help us increase our reach and impact.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Your gift will provide a girl with necessary hygiene and menstrual health support ensuring health, and helping her break free from shame and constraints.