Charity profile

We build homes, communities and hope

We build capacity, dignity, cohesion, a brighter future, and a better nation...

We build all of this together

Habitat for Humanity South Africa is part of a global collaboration of activists and communities with a belief in a world where every person has a decent place to live. We operate under the values of the multinational non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity, which is represented world-wide in over 70 countries as of 2016.

In South Africa, we operate in the municipalities of Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. In each city, we empower the disadvantaged to take the reins of their own development by building on local knowledge and understandings.

We upgrade skills. After being invited to partner with a community facing a housing struggle, we give community leaders and their communities the necessary skills to create a plan of action with the goal of sustainable development and poverty alleviation in mind.

We incite change together. We work side-by-side with our community partners to gather information and give life to their plan. In order to give our partners control over their own development, we utilize a bottom-up, participatory approach that encourages social cohesion and economic equity.

But... we need your help. In a nation with over 1,9 informal dwellings, there is a great need for housing. Donations, large or small, to Habitat for Humanity South Africa have the ability to improve the quality of life of people struggling under the pressures of poverty. Ultimately, your contributions help bring us closer to living in the South Africa that works for everybody.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity South Africa click here.

To find out more ways to make an impact with us click here.