Do you know a family who is living in substandard housing conditions? Do they have a leaky roof, cramped space, or damp floors? If so, Habitat for Humanity Malaysia wants to help.

Who are we
Habitat For Humanity Malaysia is the Malaysian national affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), an international non-governmental organisation that repairs and builds homes with families in need. Habitat for Humanity partners with families from all backgrounds, ethnic groups, and religions to help build simple, decent, safe and affordable homes. Since its founding in 1976, HFHI has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes. Approximately 200,000 of these families are in the Asia-Pacific region, where Habitat has been active since 1983. In Malaysia, we have a National Office/Resource Centre in Kuala Lumpur and local affiliates in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. Together, we have built 211 homes to date.

Our work

Habitat for Humanity Malaysia is not a handout but a “hand-up” program. Selection of ‘home-partner’ families is based on the following three criteria:-

1. Need: Habitat For Humanity Malaysia builds homes for families who are truly in need of better housing. This may vary from a new roof to a brand new home and our staff will survey the home and provide a construction assessment.

2. Commitment to invest “sweat equity”: Habitat For Humanity Malaysia believes that when a family helps build their home, they increase their pride of ownership and foster the development of positive relationships within a community.

3. Willingness to repay the costs of the house: Habitat For Humanity Malaysia partners with families that repay the cost of the materials and labour. Habitat staff provides more than just a home. Community financial education classes are provided in order to increase financial literacy and to help families determine how much they can afford to pay monthly for housing. The no profit, no interest loan term is up to seven years. Furthermore, Habitat places these payments into a revolving fund to help build homes for other families in need.

Habitat for Humanity Malaysia keeps costs down through the use of volunteer labour and the acquisition of financial and in-kind donations. Additional “muscle” for construction comes from volunteer groups that give their time. Volunteers hail from business corporations, civic groups, religious groups, universities and schools, among others. Partner organisations contribute expertise and/or financial resources, and often volunteer labour to strengthen the impact of Habitat’s programs. Other groups, particularly non-governmental organisations and government-linked bodies, contribute services and facilities that Habitat partner families need to live fully transformed lives in thriving and secure communities.

If you know a family or a community in need, are interested in partnering, please contact our National Office on +603-2070 4254 or via [email protected]

We look forward to partnering with you.

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