Support Kerala Flood Response

A new home means that Arati’s children have a safe and secure place to study.


Arati and her husband have three children who didn’t have a secure place to study. They now come home, eat their meal and prepare for the next day of school.


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God’s own country needs you


488 people have lost their lives and more than 54,00,000 individuals have been displaced. Nearly 11,000 houses have been washed away in the floods. Habitat for Humanity India is responding to the disaster to support the people of Kerala.


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700 girls can now go to school with dignity


A school in Silvassa had only one sanitation unit for all of their students and staff. It was always dirty and never had enough water. Now, the school boasts 20 urinals, 13 lavatories, a sanitary napkin vending machine and an incinerator to dispose them. The school authorities and the girls see the complex as a temple to keep clean.


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Millions of families in India still don’t have access to decent shelter and sanitation facilities. This means no place for children to study, an unsafe environment for women, and poor basic hygiene.

Our vision is to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Housing changes lives

Secure place to study

1 in 3 children drop out before elementary school because they don’t have a secure space to study or access to sanitation facilities. Building homes, and equipping schools with sanitation units helps children continue their education.

Safer spaces for women

The lack of decent sanitation facilities mean that women have to defecate in the open. They go early in the morning or wait till nightfall, in fear of being seen. Installing units allows them easy access and makes them feel safer.

Healthier communities

Open defecation leads to the spread of illnesses and higher mortality rates. Driving usage of these sanitation facilities helps build healthy and hygienic communities.

Better Livelihoods

We conduct detailed assessments of the community and its members to better understand their needs. This helps us build homes that match their lifestyle and needs.

We work with corporate partners, implementation partners and governments to widen our reach

We work with corporate partners, implemen- tation partners and governments to widen our reach

We implement with partners

We provide technical and financial resources to a construct a home, and work with trusted NGOs at the grassroots level. This helps us get a better understanding of the community and ensures successful implementation.

We form coalitions

We bring multiple organisations having a common objective together, to support our implementation and advocacy efforts. This increases the scale and the impact of our work.

We implement ourselves

We directly reach out to key stakeholders within communities to assess the needs, and undertake the entire project - from planning to implementation.

Our people-centered approach puts families on a new path


We adopt a need-based approach

We conduct detailed assessment of community members to understand their needs. This helps us build homes in accordance with their requirements, whether it is the house layout or a solar panel.

We work on changing behaviour

Building a sanitation unit alone doesn’t ensure it is usage, as there are still apprehensions on how to use them. We engage communities in a Behaviour Change Communication Program to drive usage.

We build sustainable communities

Our programs are designed to instil a sense of ownership for the homes within the community through financial contribution and savings for repairs and improvements.

In the past 35 years, we have worked across India to help over 4.3 million people live in better conditions.


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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.