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Habitat for Humanity - Building Back Better

Winter Blanket Drive

Project Overview

Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming lives through the provision of safe, quality and affordable housing for those in need. Habitat is currently working to repair shelters in four communities throughout Vanuatu that were left devastated after Cyclone Pam tore through the southern islands in March 2015. A SMEC Foundation grant of $30,000 has enabled the purchase of 45 shelter kits for the Teouma Ranotapoa community. These kits include galvanised iron sheets, wood, cyclone-strapping materials, nails and communal tools. Habitat is also providing construction skills training in sustainable building techniques, to help community members ‘build back better’.
Emergency Relief