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Our Work in China

Since 2002, Habitat For Humanity (HFH) China has built or rehabilitated over 1,700 houses and has assisted over 7,100 Chinese people meeting their shelter needs. With offices in Guangdong, Guangxi, Shanghai, Sichuan and Yunnan, HFH China’s housing projects aim to reach families in need of safe, decent shelter and help lift them out of poverty.

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Our Projects in China

Renovation Support Service aims to improve the living conditions of low-income families and individuals. Habitat will help identify what the housing issues are and plan how to solve the problems with volunteers who have technical experience (engineering, construction and design background).

Age-friendly Housing Project aims to provide safe living conditions for growing elderly communities in regions such as Shanghai and Guangdong. HFH China renovates homes for low-income seniors with a focus on improving safety conditions by installing grab bars, anti-slip flooring and ensuring barrier-free access in addition to any other urgently needed repairs.

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© Habitat for Humanity China

Rural Reconstruction aims to provide safe, decent homes with proper sanitation facilities for low-income rural families in China. In an effort to provide a hand up and not a hand out, most Habitat partner families are provided with a no-interest, affordable loan to cover their construction costs. As partner families repay their loan, these funds will be used to build more houses for families in need of safe, decent homes in China.

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© Habitat for Humanity China

House Renovation Project for the Disabled helps low-income families with disabled members by providing necessary disabled-friendly facilities alongside house repairs. For instance, in Yangshuo, HFH China focuses on supporting the disabled in financial difficulties by providing disabled-friendly housing reconstruction or renovation, so as to improve their safety and living conditions.

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© Habitat for Humanity China

Disaster Recovery contributes technical expertise in home building and sustainable shelter construction in disaster-prone areas such as Sichuan and Yunnan. Houses are all built using the government’s quality standard for earthquake-resistant housing and designs.

In an effort to generate income for disaster-affected families who lost their farmland because of the disaster, houses were constructed with the idea of livelihood in mind. In Taizi and Yangping villages in Sichuan, houses were built as bed and breakfasts (B&B) to accommodate tourists who visit the area. The houses in Luoyang and Changzhen villages were constructed so that the families would have space for a small business on the ground floor while living comfortably above.

© Habitat for Humanity China/Darrell Lew
© Habitat for Humanity China/Darrell Lew

Global Village trips are short-term build trips to HFH China project sites which offer valuable educational experiences in a cross-cultural environment. Provinces such as Sichuan and Yunnan are increasingly popular destinations for locally-based and overseas Habitat volunteer teams.

© Habitat for Humanity China/John Wang
© Habitat for Humanity China/John Wang

 

 

 

Guangdong

Year of Establishment: 2005

To date, HFH China has built 533 homes in over twenty villages in the districts of Heyuan, Huazhou, Meizhou, Shaoguan and Conghua.

Our projects in Guangdong

 

 

 

Guangxi

Year of Establishment: 2005

To date, HFH China has built, repaired or rehabilitated over 250 homes in 9 villages in the districts of Wuzhou, Xincheng, Mashan, Daxin, Fusi, Qinzhou and Guiping.

Our projects in Guangxi

 

 

 

Shanghai

Year of Establishment: 2010

To date, HFH China has renovated 110 homes in urban Shanghai and reconstructed 48 homes in the surrounding rural areas.

Our Projects in Shanghai

 

 

 

Sichuan

Year of Establishment: 2008 (in response to the devastating earthquake.)

To date, HFH China has built 1,789 houses in earthquake-affected area of Pengzhou, Qingchuan, Zhongjiang and Qionglai working in partnership with the local government.

Our Projects in Sichuan

 

 

 

Yunnan

Year of Establishment: 2002

To date, HFH China has built, repaired or rehabilitated 378 homes in 19 villages in the districts of Kunming, Wenshan, Chuxiong, Ninger, and Zhatong.

Our projects in Yunnan



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