Let's play golf for Habitat for HumanityBerry Henson
The European Tour is in The Netherlands this week at the KLM Open and provides a good opportunity for my fellow golfers and fans to join me and support the work Habitat for Humanity is doing from The Netherlands in addressing housing need worldwide.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working to empower people in the world’s poorest communities to overcome the chronic lack of decent housing.
Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We are therefore constantly looking for new solutions that would make adequate housing accessible and affordable for all.
Because housing problems vary depending on where people live, we work in close cooperation with local communities and together we seek adequate housing solutions. We help people in need to build, repair and renovate homes. The future homeowners work alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
We help to make buildings more energy efficient, provide water and sanitation solutions, mitigate effects of disasters and support housing microfinance loans.
We also seek to influence the way housing and related shelter issues are assessed, prioritized and funded by local, national and international governments and inter-government forums.
But we alone can’t solve the ‘silent emergency’, in which so many millions still suffer from poor housing conditions and deprivation. To build a world where everyone has a decent place to live, we work together with beneficiaries, volunteers and partners.