people in developing countries & disaster-stricken places make
their way through these undesirable conditions - barefoot. The
Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2012 barefoot
walk is an initiative that lets us all support these children and
adults who live in dire conditions, raising much needed funds for
projects to improve these people's living conditions by building
homes and fighting poverty.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a non-profit Christian housing organisation with a mission to eliminate poverty housing worldwide by building simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families themselves and volunteers.
Habitat for Humanity builds for people of all backgrounds, races and religions to provide needy families with a simple and decent place to live in.
Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat
builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the
homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner
families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build still
more Habitat houses.
Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor -- sweat equity -- into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.