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Republic Bank Construction Technology Manual 2021

We are celebrating the first print run of the Construction Technology Manual, field-tested by volunteers and trainees during our hands-on and online sessions in 2020! Republic Bank came on board at a critical juncture to ensure that our families and stakeholders had access to the latest information and techniques for single-family home construction.  This capacity-building
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Cashew Gardens Community Green House Opened

“Doing it for the next generation!” “Everything that we do at Cashew Gardens, we include our children,” said Roslyn George-Mitchell at the Commissioning Ceremony for the community’s solar-and-wind-powered greenhouse, designed to promote sustainable income-generation for the residents of the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Corporation. “We know and we understand that they are the future.” This is the impetus
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Seeta Sahatoo

The Habitat family extends our deepest condolences to the Sahatoo family on the passing of our former Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Seeta Sahatoo.  Her sudden passing just after Christmas was a devastating loss to all of us.  We remember her smiles, her laughter, her quick wit and her unbridled passion for life. Her organisational skills
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Compliments of the Season

Despite the challenges of 2020, Trinidadians and Tobagonians continued the annual tradition of sharing as much as they could with vulnerable families and communities.  Xtra Foods, Tru Valu, PLNL, FEEL and Republic Bank answered our call with generous hampers for several communities. Thank you to our generous donors!              
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Change of Address – but not location!

The San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation and the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation embarked on a wide-scale address improvement project within the municipality. They have issued our UPDATED postal address with a format in line with international standards, complete with a six-digit postal code. Please note: Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago 22 El Socorro Road
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Angela’s Home!

Angela Swamber is visually-impaired; her son Aaron has cerebral palsy and limited mobility. Before they came to Habitat for Humanity, they lived in a dilapidated two-bedroom house, with termite-ridden rafters and gaping holes in the roof itself.  Inside, the house was cold, damp and musty; in front of the lone door, a drain full of stagnant
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World Humanitarian Day 2020 – #RealLifeHeroes

What do you call a person who runs towards danger to save others? Who is undaunted by disease, famine, drought, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, locusts, conflict zones—and now the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you call that person a hero? We would, too. Each year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the
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How Can We Serve You Better?

We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19   As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As
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Stormy Weather Preparations

Remember to collect these items in easy-to-carry, waterproof containers: Masks, First Aid Kit and Medication for every family member Canned goods (meat, beans, etc.) Freeze-dried food Bottled water and juices Personal care items: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and the like Contact information and identification for all family members Solar or Battery-powered Lights and Chargers Essential supplies:
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Habitat + YOU

Homes, Communities, Hope + You As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced.  Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has supported families through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, we stand
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Cover of the April 2020 Newsletter - A cartoon drawing of a simple house, showing the various ways people of all ages and abilities can practice Healthy Housing Habits

April 2020 Newsletter is finally out!

A little late, due to the COVID19 lockdown, but giving you a taste of what’s to come in our 2020 Annual Shelter Report – ENJOY!   In this edition …. A message from the National Director … “The days ahead will be difficult, but we at Habitat Trinidad and Tobago remain committed to supporting the
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Homes, Communities, Hope + You

We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As we
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Through shelter, we empower Trinbagonians families. ¡Join us!