Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to develop communities with people in need by building and renovating houses, so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which every person can experience God’s love and can live and grow into all that God intends.
The realisation that there are millions of people around the world who do not, and may not, have access to adequate housing without some form of assistance is what has served as the central focus of Habitat for Humanity’s mission statement.
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-governmental, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, building simple, decent affordable homes with poor people in need in over 100 countries around the world. The organisation has constructed over 200,000 houses since its inception and plans to build another 100,000 in the next five years. This rapid growth in Habitat for Humanity’s ministry is fuelled by the appeal of its approach, the effectiveness of its programme, and the generosity of millions of individuals, churches, foundations, governments and corporations around the world.
Habitat for Humanity Ghana (HFHG) was started in 1987, currently operates in 65 affiliates and has built over 5000 houses in 145 communities countrywide. HFHG uses the community managed affiliate concept where committees made up of local volunteers manage each affiliate. The partnership between HFHG and the local communities as well as other stakeholders facilitates the achievement of the goal of providing shelter for needy families.
Highlights of our History
To capture the imagination, energy and hope of young people worldwide ages 5 to 25 in order to productively and responsibly involve them as leaders in the work of Habitat for Humanity.
Below are Campus chapters as well as schools and youth groups that partner with Habitat for Humanity Ghana:
Assinman Affiliate, the first Affiliate is approved by Habitat for Humanity International
Arrival of first International Partners
Dedication of First houses at Assin Nyankumasi Breman Asikuma, the second Affiliate is approved
Fosu South, the third Affiliate is approved
National Office officially started operating in Accra
Milllard & Linda Fuller, co-founders of Habitat for Humanity International dedicated the 1000th house
2000th house is dedicated
Participation in the Jimmy Carter Work Project, 200 houses built
2005 4000th house dedicated
HFH CEO, Jonathan Reckford visits Ghana
Dedication of 5000th house at Nkwantakese Affiliate 20th Anniversary celebration
Contributing finances or building materials to HFHG or directly to a local Habitat affiliate. To see the financial contribution options available to you as well as to make a quick pledge,CLICK HERE!
Praying for the work of Habitat for Humanity Ghana (HFHG)
Volunteering with the Habitat program either as:
an Individual Volunteer
a Corporate Partner
member of A Global Village Team
as a member of an International Volunteer Programme.