The birth of Habitat for Humanity started with both Millard and Linda fuller's visit to Koinonia Farm in 1965. Just outside Americus Georgia one of the most poverty stricken cities in the United states. Biblical scholar Clarence Jordan founded this small christian community farm. Here the Fuller's learned the concept of partnership housing, a tool that habitat uses to create simple decent homes by working with volunteers. Milliard Fuller would leave his comfortable life as a young millionaire and would dedicate his life to this Christian Service. Funds for humanity would later be launched and "Homes were built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. The basic model of Habitat for Humanity was begun." Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has grown rapidly and now includes more than 1400 U.S. affiliates in Habitat USA and over 100 projects in 30 other countries sponsored by Habitat International. Over 100,000 Habitat houses have been built. Today Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Its main mission is to help communities in need by renovation and constructing housing so all those can enjoy a decent home. They accomplish this vision through four main purposes: working with Gods people, cooperating with other groups, by exemplifying the gospel of Jesus Christ, and enabling people from all walks of life.
How is it all possible for Habitat for Humanity?
Donations to Habitat for Humanity provide vital financial support to help them construct and repair houses. In addition, more than one million people every year volunteer with the organization. In the United States, their partner homeowners’ no-interest monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses. On a global scale, Habitat for Humanity uses innovative housing finance practices and partnerships with microfinance organizations to build and repair homes. There are many ways to donate towards Habitat via their website....
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