BUILDING HOMES, BUILDING HOPE

cbm, Habitat for Humanity and a group of visionary donors are partnering in Malawi to build homes and hope for families living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability.


BUILD A HOME

OUR GOAL

Our Goal is to build 66 homes for 66 families.

66 homes mean 66 families will have a new lease on life.

The cost to build a safe and secure home for a family in Malawi is $15,000.

Building a foundation of hope

Building a foundation of hope.

A house just before it becomes a home.

A house just before it becomes a home.

A home at last

A home at last.

TRIPLE YOUR GIFT

Habitat for Humanity and a group of visionary cbm donors will match you gift dollar-for-dollar.

Your gift of $5,000 is tripled, becoming enough to build a home for a family

With the support of donors just like you and matching gifts – that means TRIPLE THE IMPACT – we will build 66 new homes in Malawi.

$5000 x 3 = New home for a family in Malawi
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OBJECTIVE 1

Improve the physical living conditions of 66 families with disabilities through: construction of accessible homes complete with toilet facilities and semi-detached (adjacent) bathrooms.

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OBJECTIVE 2

Improve the life skills and resilience of 66 families with disabilities through conducting training in property and inheritance rights and care and support

Volunteers

OBJECTIVE 3

Mobilize local volunteers for a build and other tasks to develop the culture of voluntarism. Organize build trips to Malawi. Implement a community meeting and feedback session for learning and documentation.

BY CHRIS KARRAM

A Home to call their own: Maria and Miracle

As a long-time donor and supporter of cbm, I wanted to take a minute to share with you, the impact we have on families in the poorest communities in the world.

Photos of Chris Karram in the field. Miracle sitting upright, and Maria holding Maria

A NEW HOME

Nduzayani: Building Hope

“My new home will be perfect for someone like me. We are so fortunate!”

“We suffer a lot in our house because the rain pours in during the rainy season. Our corn-flour and clothes get soaked and ruined and I have to stay at my sister’s house.”

Nduzayani is a single mother with two young children and a teenaged daughter. She was born with an intellectual disability, and is unable to work. Even household chores are difficult. “I need help with the simplest tasks in life,” she tells cbm.

The family live in a traditional Chika house built with sticks and mud, and some unburnt bricks and mortar.

But Nduzayani now has hope, because she’ll be receiving a home that will have new clay brick walls with a separate ventilated latrine and shower facility.