Habitat for Humanity Madagascar (HFHM)
Habitat for Humanity Madagascar (HFHM) sees housing as a means of helping people out of poverty and empowering communities to develop. Rather than being a house provider, HFHM builds in partnership with homeowner families to ensure decent shelter for all. Since beginning construction in 2000, HFHM has helped more than 2757 Malagasy families split up in 40 communities to build simple, decent homes. Sometimes, target families have incomes of as low as $0.13 per person per day.
Most of the projects underway are in rural or sub-urban areas but urban slum upgrading has started to be a key component of the program. The first urban project started in the municipality of Moramanga in 2008. 445 houses were built or renovated in this community to date. In 2009, this urban project model was replicated in the city of Toliara in the South of the country, where 145 families live now in a safe home.