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Celebrating 24 Years of Partnerships

As we mark 24 years of service in Trinidad and Tobago, Habitat for Humanity takes this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the support of the national community.  

Proman and Republic Bank – Partners in Community Projects

Habitat for Humanity® Trinidad and Tobago welcomed the Minister of Housing and Urban Development to the Celebration of the Proman and Republic Partnership in Santa Cruz.  The Honourable Pennelope Beckles (MP) was high in praise for the donors and the non-governmental organisation’s initiative. She lauded the collaborative nature of the project, which gathered support from
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International Women’s Day 2021

On this 2021 celebration of International Women’s Day, we salute all the women working at Habitat for Humanity, led by Jennifer Massiah.  From Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago, Jennifer has served the majority of her working life with humanitarian causes.

IV Housing and Habitat Forum – Registration is now open!

What is it? The IV Housing and Habitat Forum is the only multi-actor space in the sector in the region that seeks to share, collectively reimagine, and build the new reality of housing and cities. In this event, we will bring together government authorities, international organizations, local governments, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, civil society, community leaders, and
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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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