Gishu’s Story: Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, 70% of people do not have access to piped water. Gishu Hussen lives in Gubata Arjo, Ethiopia. Gishu used to travel 2 hours to fetch water for her family of 12. At times she would be forced to carry a 20 litre jerrycan on her back. “Water collected in that...

Standing together – at a distance At a time of unprecedented challenge for our communities and our world; our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected. Those who have the virus, families who have lost loved ones, health care workers who are...

COVID-19 Response Stories How do you ‘stay at home’ when it’s not safe? Whilst the timing of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has varied, governments around the world have been consistent in calling on citizens to stay safe by staying at home. For too many people...

COVID-19 Response Appeal How do you ‘stay at home’ when it’s not safe? Whilst the timing of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has varied, governments around the world have been consistent in calling on citizens to stay safe by staying at home. For too many people...

Lent Reflections

Lent Devotions It is a time of preparation, of self-examination and of reflection as we journey toward the cross. The seven devotions in this collection, designed so that you can use one for each week of Lent, focus on ways we can honor Jesus by caring for others....

40 Positive Actions

40 Positive Actions This Lent, as we look towards the cross and prepare our hearts for Easter, commit to some of the suggested 40 suggested positive actions as a way to be more closely connected to Jesus. 1. Begin each day on your knees (if possible) with prayers of...

Gertrude’s Story

This is Gertrude. She lives in her Habitat home in Makalulu, Zambia, with her twin daughters, Naomi and Ruth. Like many women in Zambia and around the world, Gertrude has struggled to give her daughters a safe & secure place to grow. In Zambia & Malawi, our...

Reconnecting with our Souls- Lent Reflections

Mike Carscaddon is Habitat for Humanity International’s Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. In his reflection he talks about the importance of Lent & the journey to Easter. We were therefore buried with him through...

40 Positive Actions

This Lent, as we look towards the cross and prepare our hearts for Easter, commit to some of the suggested 40 suggested positive actions as a way to be more closely connected to Jesus. 1. Begin each day on your knees (if possible) with prayers of thanksgiving and...

Zambia story: Odria Mulenga

Zambia story: Odria Mulenga  We are very grateful for this beautiful house. Finally, we have a beautiful home, many thanks to the volunteer team. My family will forever be grateful. Odria Mulenga, Chipulukusu Township Odria Mulenga is 55 years old and has lived in...