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Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat office
Habitat office with Hungry Lion's bicycle
Mahalapye, Botswana
Photo by Dave Bezaire

A road less traveled
View from Las PeƱas
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Photo courtesy of Pam Higgins

Habitat for Humanity International , a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, has built more than 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served 2.5 million people worldwide.

Randall Wallace, screenwriter, Braveheart, and chairman of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity writes, "Habitat for Humanity is a perpetual motion miracle: everyone who receives, gives and everyone who gives, receives. If you want to live complacent and uninspired, stay away from Habitat; come close to Habitat and it will change you, and make you part of something that changes the world."

With over 1.6 billion people living in deplorable circumstances around the world, the need for affordable housing has never been more urgent. At the April 2012 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Weekend, which Dave & Susi attended, CEO Jonathan Reckford presented BuildingIMPACT, Draft 2 of Habitat for Humanity's Strategic Plan for 2014–2018. Driven by the bold vision of A world where everyone has a decent place to live, Habitat will exponentially increase its reach and depth by augmenting the core house–building programs with an exciting array of innovative microfinance, partnership, advocacy, and community development initiatives.

Dave & Susi believe they speak for the entire Columbus Global Village Team by responding to HFHI's evolving strategic call with feelings of admiration, excitement, inspiration and humility. They hope to echo the words on Page i of BuildIMPACT: "We must do more. We must do it faster. We must do it with more impact. And we must work with others to expand our reach and depth."