By Anne Myers, Senior Director, Advocacy Campaigns, Habitat for Humanity International
- GDP and income per capita would increase by as much as 10.5% in some countries
- 730,000 lives would be saved each year globally — that’s more than the number of deaths that would be prevented annually by eradicating malaria!
- As many as 41.6 million additional children could be enrolled in school
Because we know that home equals health. Home equals safety and security. And home equals opportunities for a better future.
Take a moment and reflect on your own relationship with housing. What are the challenges you have experienced and what were the impacts they had on your life? Or, if you have been fortunate to have stable and secure housing, what opportunities has it provided for you?
This October, we recognize the foundational role housing can play in our lives. Share your own stories in the Comments section down below and your photos on social media using the #HomeEquals hashtag to join this global campaign. Together, we can make a difference!
Rotary International’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity International helps clubs and districts empower local communities through access to safe and affordable housing, water and sanitation facilities, and hygienic practices and skills training to improve employment opportunities. Contact your local Habitat to jointly design and implement local service projects, or learn more about the partnership.