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Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, Habitat for Humanity International has built or repaired over 800,000 homes across the globe, serving more than 5 million people worldwide since its founding.

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is one of more than 70 international Habitat offices. Established in 1994, we have helped over 23,000 families make their housing dreams a reality, thanks to our generous supporters.


Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. A decent and secure home provides the foundation for health, education and employment. Families partnering with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka receive the hand up they need to break the cycle of poverty, build a better life and create a sustainable future.

Who we are

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit which originated in Georgia, United States in 1976. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Habitat homeownership is not a free giveaway program, but a partnership in which future homeowners and their families are involved in all aspects of our mission. Families are given a hand-up, not a hand-out. Habitat uses the term "sweat equity" to refer to the hours of labor our homeowners dedicate to building their homes and the homes of their neighbors, as well as the time they spend investing in their own self-improvement.

Sweat equity is the single most important strategy Habitat uses to empower future homeowner families. Getting involved in the construction of their homes instills a sense of pride and ownership in homeowners, teaching the basic building and house-maintenance skills that are necessary for homeownership. Most importantly, by giving sweat equity alongside other volunteers and neighbors, Habitat homeowners gain a greater sense of self-worth and become more personally invested in their community.

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