One in five people across the world lives in slums and substandard housing, locking them into a grinding cycle of poverty. This lack of housing negatively affects their health and well-being, educational prospects, and ability to make a living. As a humanitarian organisation focused on long-term development, aid and poverty alleviation, the mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build a safe environment where families and communities can thrive. Access to decent housing is the foundation to achieving essential human rights such as education, property, food and privacy. Home is the first step toward a future of opportunities and prosperity. Working in nearly 70 countries, they support the most marginalised and vulnerable in society, and welcome people of all religions. By working hand in hand with communities, since 1976 they have provided over 1 million homes and helped over 10 million people. Donate and help break the cycle of poverty!