Habitat for Humanity Uganda.
Habitat for Humanity Uganda.
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Habitat for Humanity Uganda (HFHU) is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) headquartered in Atlanta – Georgia (U.S.A) and is an ecumenical Christian ministry that is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. HFHU functionally reports to HFHI’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Area Office in Pretoria – South Africa. We empower people in the world’s poorest communities to overcome the chronic lack of decent, affordable housing. By 2025 Habitat for Humanity Uganda projects to serve over 10,000 vulnerable children and orphans. That will be a humble success in comparison with Uganda’s widening housing deficit estimated at 2.4 million units.

Overview of the Housing sector in Uganda

Housing is a basic human right, essential for the well-being of all mankind. The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, under the General Social and Economic Objectives, guarantees to fulfill the fundamental rights of all Ugandans to social justice, economic development, enjoying rights and opportunities, and access to clean and safe water, health, and decent shelter amongst others. The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986) recognizes the right to adequate housing and shelter as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights In the same vain, the East African Community Treaty also recognizes the right to adequate housing. The Government of Uganda recognizes the strategic social and economic importance of housing in the national economy and particularly to the socio-economic transformation of the country as highlighted in Vision 2040. It is the Government’s policy to ensure that every family lives in a decent and affordable house that meets the necessary requirements of safety, security of tenure, health, privacy, and protection from weather adversities. 

The overall housing situation in the country is characterized by inadequate housing in terms of quality and quantity both in rural and urban areas with a housing deficit estimated at 2.4 million housing units. An estimated 900,000 housing units are substandard and need replacement or upgrading.  By 2022, Uganda’s population is projected to be about 48 million. The population growth is expected to require more than 3 million more housing units. 

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our principles

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ. We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways that are in accordance with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith; respectful relationships can grow among all people.
  2. Focus on shelter. We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
  3. Advocate for affordable housing. In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter in the hearts and minds in such a powerful way that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
  4. Promote dignity and hope. We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
  5. Support sustainable and transformative development. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promote positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
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Since : 01-01-1970
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Address1: Plot 91 Kira Road Kampala UG , PO Box 9873 Kampala Uganda