The Standard, October 2020: Cities as drivers of growth and prosperity

We find ourselves at a crucial juncture in history. The year 2023 has presented unprecedented challenges for both Kenya and the global community, testing the resilience of our urban economies like never before. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the spectre of climate change, cities are emerging as both the battlegrounds and the laboratories for building a more resilient and sustainable future.

Femme Hub, February 2021: Enhanced Learning Facilities for 625 Children in Machakos Courtesy of LG

In a noble and timely project, hundreds of learners, some with disabilities, will now benefit from an improved learning environment courtesy of a project supported by LG Electronics in partnership with non-profit Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya). The initiative aims to improve learning infrastructure, water, sanitation and hygiene for 225 hearing-impaired children at Machakos School for the Deaf and 400 Early Childhood Development (ECD) learners at Kyumbi Primary School.

The Standard, September 2020: Sacco makes unlikely homeowners:

Unlike most of the housing cooperatives in the country where members make individual monetary contributions, Rumukandu Housing Cooperative members get their money from making and selling interlocking blocks to builders in the area. The idea to form the cooperative was birthed from a housing project done by Habitat for Humanity Kenya for poor and vulnerable families in Laikipia County.

The Standard, August 2020: Vulnerable families get permanent houses published on the Standard Newspaper

The Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Kenya has built her a permanent self-contained house. The house comprises two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and toilet. A 2,000 litre water storage tank has also been installed for her. “My children no longer fall ill every now and again since I moved into this new house. I thank the Habitat for Humanity Kenya for what it has done for me,” says Akinyi.

KBC Channel1, November 2020: Habitat for Humanity Kenya donates COVID-19 kits to Kandutura residents in Laikipia

Handing over of COVID-19 PPE’s at Kandutura & Naibor Village, Laikipia County. The event was presided over by Laikipia County Executive Committee Member for Infrastructure land and Urban development and Habitat Kenya’s Board Chair.

KBC Channel1, July 2020: The Kenya Housing gap

Habitat for Humanity Kenya contributes to bridging the housing gap in Kenya by constructing homes for vulnerable families in Homabay and Laikipia counties.

Financial Times, December 2018: How Kenyan women are changing their lives with a new way to buy homes

Habitat for Humanity, provided research and training to help develop a new type of loan called “Nyumba Smart” — meaning beautiful home — through a $6.6m project implemented together with the MasterCard Foundation.

KBC Channel1, March 2018, Housing the Nation: 

Ruth Odera spoke to Caroline Njenga on KBC News to discuss issues with the current housing sector in Kenya and share her ideas on how microfinance can help in tackling their housing crisis as well as the growth of informal settlements in Kenya.