Adopt a Home – Build Hope

Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya) invites corporates, institutions of learning, religious institution, and individuals in Kenya to partner in our adequate and affordable housing program and support the construction of homes for poor and vulnerable families in Laikipia, Machakos, and Homa Bay counties.

HFH Kenya defines adequate housing as a dwelling that not only offers spacious and secure accommodation but also has the security of tenure that safeguards against eviction and guarantees access to water and sanitation.

Every two years, Habitat for Humanity Kenya conducts a needs assessment to select family beneficiaries in our geographic areas of intervention. Beneficiaries are then rated according to their vulnerability and added to a database awaiting the availability of resources to construct a new home.

The beneficiary selection criteria is based on the following specific vulnerability indicators: 

  • The elderly
  • Widows and widowers
  • Child-headed households, 
  • Orphans and vulnerable children, 
  • HIV/Aids affected/infected individuals

The common criteria for all the beneficiaries is an income of less than Kshs 200 ($2) per day and are living in dilapidated structures/shanties.

Currently, Habitat Kenya has a database of over 200 vetted households that deserve a new or improved home in both Laikipia and Homabay counties. In 2020, we had set a target to construct 50 homes in each county but were only able to put up 5 homes (1 in Homabay and 4 in Laikipia), due to a shortage of resources caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite Kenyans of goodwill to invest in our Adopt a Home, Build Hope campaign and support in giving needy families a decent place to call home. 

Below are some of the options for partnering with us:

  • Build a new Habitat house comprising of 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, store, a bathroom, a 2000 liter water tank, and a pit latrine. The cost of one Habitat house is Kshs 870,000 ($8,700).
  • Home improvement: This involves repairs such as roof replacement, wall strengthening, additional rooms, a pit latrine, installation of rainwater harvesting system i.e. gutters, tank, etc. The approximate cost for home improvement is Kshs 300,000 – 400,000.
  • Team building with a difference: This is where a group of staff come together, raise funds and build a house for vulnerable families under the supervision of qualified HFH Kenya masons and engineers.

 

Join us to build the security, resilience, and stability of Kenyan families and communities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ben K’olwa
Local Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity Kenya
CVS Plaza, Kasuku Road off Lenana Road
P.O. Box 38948 00623, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: ​ +254 717 454 380
Email: bkolwa:hfhkenya.org