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.
The first Newsletter of 2021 features stories on our transition to virtual training and the triumphs of our communities over the challenges of the pandemic. Enjoy!
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
Membership Benefits: Entitlement for one calendar year, renewed annually Individual Benefits: Annual subscription – $100 adults, $50 under 16yrs 10% discount on tickets for special events Free access to two (2) Habitat Training Ssssions Free building approval guidance – One (1) Two-hour Session Early-Bird Access to Habitat events and projects Covenant partners can have tax
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!
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
In this edition: Trinidad Systems Limited Foundation – TSL is celebrating 40 years of service in Trinidad and welcomed this collaboration with Habitat in serving a family. Habitat hosted 62 volunteers over 6 builds contributing 606 hours. This home was dedicated at the end of September 2020 Community Response to COVID19 – In this unprecedented
Habitat report: Emerging economies undervalue housing’s share of GDP, risk missing a key to COVID-19 recovery
More than 30 years ago, when the United Nations designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day, we never could have foreseen the importance of safe and adequate shelter in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. According to data from ECLAC, almost 100 million people (21% of the urban population) live
The information on this page is available as a Sign Language Video for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The World Health Organisation has officially stated that the current COVID19 situation is a pandemic. A pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org Wallerfield, Trinidad and Tobago, June 2020 Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago recommenced its local programmes after the Covid-19 lockdown, with the launch of the Home Construction Training Exercise at the Cumuto Barracks of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force. The Proman family of companies is backing this project through a multi-year partnership established
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity prioritises the health and safety of the people in the communities we serve. We also took great care to minimise, and then to eliminate risks as much as is possible, to the staff, volunteers and partners who carry out our mission. Our guidance to Habitat Trinidad & Tobago
The list of potential families requiring our services is increasing beyond our ability to address. The donor pool is rapidly declining and charity budgets are being sliced in painful measures. We also note that the volunteer offers are now increasing beyond our ability to engage. The question is, should we shelve our services temporarily?
Habitat for Humanity recognises the importance of water and sanitation in good health, and this is why we prioritize this area when helping homeowners improve their living environment. When an applicant does not meet the full criteria for a new build, we work with them to make gradual improvements to their current structure, beginning with