HFH work in Africa

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) began in 1976 as a grassroots effort, growing to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity has actively worked in Africa since our founding, partnering with millions of people across the region to build and improve places to call home. Recognizing that the great need for housing on the continent requires us to propel our work further, Habitat announced the opening of an Africa area office in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2022 to more intentionally and deliberately serve a growth strategy in the region. We are active in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

Through shelter, we empower:

Across the region, Habitat partners with governments, corporations, non-profit organizations and civil society organizations to increase families’ access to housing solutions. We help families gain access to decent housing,  housing microfinance services, clean water and safe sanitation, and secure land tenure. In a disaster-prone region like sub-Saharan Africa, we enable families to recover from catastrophes by rebuilding homes and lives and to strengthen communities’ resilience to future disasters. While continuing to work in rural areas, Habitat for Humanity is also committed to ensuring that cities are inclusive, safe and sustainable. Our programming is focused on efforts to address systemic issues that prevent people from having adequate, affordable and sustainable housing.

Habitat for Humanity’s new Africa strategy provides an opportunity to address the housing deficit in Africa, through the agency of Africans, by taking a coordinated approach to helping people remove the barriers standing between them and adequate housing across the continent’s distinct contexts. We are guided and informed by Habitat’s three core values: courage, humility and accountability.

For a more comprehensive overview of Habitat for Humanity’s work in Africa: Habitat For Humanity | Africa


HFH Africa Area Office contacts

Habitat for Humanity International
Africa Area Office

CVS Plaza, 3rd Floor, North Wing
Lenana Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 715 663 663
Email: afrnairobiInfo@habitat.org