In a one-of-a-kind project titled ‘Project Dream’, Habitat for Humanity India constructed a multistoried building providing homes to 16 families with visually challenged members in Vangani, Maharashtra. They also have a multipurpose hall which is used by the community for revenue generation activities.
Habitat for Humanity India achieved 1:3 leverage through Project Dream. The project is a fitting testimony to the organisation’s principle of public private people’s partnership.
Financial support from our corporate partner (Bank of America Continuum) was complimented with a generous contribution from a local community leader and Habitat for Humanity India supporter, who donated the land for constructing the building.
On 26th January 2019, the families in Vangani celebrated Republic Day and moved into their new homes. But there are many more visually impaired families in Vangani who are in need of decent shelter. With an aim to serve more families in Vangani, Habitat India held a consultation in its National Office in Mumbai titled ‘Forging Collaborations for Vision Vangani 2025’ on 11th March 2020.
15 people from organisations such as the National Association for the Blind, World Vision India, Eyeway, Rescue Foundation and Habitat homeowners from Vangani took part in the discussion along with Habitat India staff and Rajeev Menon, Member, Board of Trustees, Habitat India. The discussion focused on providing holistic solutions for the families in the areas of shelter, financial inclusion, livelihood, health and education.
After the lockdown caused by COVID-19 was announced, Habitat India provided essential items to 100 families thanks to our well wishers and supporters.