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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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PASSA training Orange VAlley Couva

Introduction to PASSA in Orange Valley, Couva

Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago invites you to our first post-COVID19 Participatory Approach to Safer Shelter Awareness (PASSA) training! Come learn about all the vulnerabilities in your community and how to prepare for disasters. Venue: Orange Valley Community Facility Date: Tuesday 28th July Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm PASSA is an international tool developed jointly
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COVID19 Hygiene Actions – #StaySafe

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.
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Call for Skilled Volunteers – Disaster Recovery 2020

We are looking for skilled volunteers to help families recover from weather incidents during the 2020 Hurricane Season and beyond! Please complete both the Disaster Recovery Volunteer Form at AND the regular Volunteer Form to tell us how you can help.  It’s a great opportunity to put your professional skills to work building safe, strong,
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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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Habitat for Humanity, Proman, collaborate on Regiment Construction Training

contactus@habitat-tt.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
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#WorldMetDay Water and Climate Change

Fresh water is vital for life. On average, a human being cannot survive more than three days without it. Water is essential for the production of our food, virtually all of our goods and services and for the environment.  The world now faces increasing challenges posed by water stress, floods and droughts and lack of
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The most efficient way to achieve a healthy home is by sharing cleaning, tidying and maintenance responsibilities between ALL family members, men, women AND children!

We are responsible for keeping our pets and farm animals in appropriate spaces and disposing of their waste and uneaten food safely. That way, they do not transmit disease or contaminate our homes or neighbourhoods.

It is important to regularly check the conditions of our home’s plumbing and sewage, walls, roofs and floors, and set aside a small amount every week or month to tackle repairs EARLY, before they become too big for us to handle.

Habitat for Humanity can help you learn basic home maintenance techniques to benefit your home, save money, and who knows, maybe increase your income!

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It is recommended that parents sleep separately from children. If children share rooms, it is also recommended that boys share with boys and girls with girls. Privacy can be maintained in rooms by dividing spaces, using furniture, and using outdoor space whenever possible, or by expanding the house. These divisions do not necessarily need to be walls, but could be objects, pieces of furniture, curtains or other features that differentiate or isolate one space from another.

To prevent a person suffering from a respiratory, skin or other illness from infecting others or being adversely affected by family members, it is important that he/she sleep in a separate space from the rest of the family, or at least at a safe distance away.

Habitat for Humanity can teach you and your neighbours how to make good use of small space, through our community workshops.

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Comfortable, healthy and safe living coexistence depends on how we use and distribute the space in our homes. When we use space wisely, we prevent overcrowding, which can lead to interpersonal conflicts, promiscuity, violence, the spread of illness and other health effects.

Food preparation, personal hygiene and proper rest require clean, tidy and healthy areas.

These areas don’t have to be entirely separate rooms – in fact, it helps if the furniture in our home can be adapted easily to fit the available space and the day-to-day needs of our families.

Habitat for Humanity can help you figure out your space needs for healthy living! We can teach you and your neighbours how to make good use of small space, through our community workshops.

For more useful tips, check out our Facebook Page @HabitatTNT and call 675-1222 to learn more!

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Let us support your dreams!

Housing and the UNSDGs

Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has contributed significantly to the National Strategic Development Plans, and by extension, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Housing and Infrastructure through: Number of Shelter Solutions – new houses, repairs, renovations, sanitation blocks, completions, and materials supplied – 877 Number of persons benefiting from training and shelter solutions
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Use your voice!

Habitat launches new Capital Campaign!

“Ladies and gentlemen TT$ 58.5 Million is an ambitious goal, but a necessary one if we are to be the catalyst that is needed to propel Trinidad and Tobago forward to a place where safe and affordable is provided for all!” With these words, Sieunarine Coosal issued a clarion call to the national community to
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Any leak that appears—whether in the shower or the toilet—should be repaired as quickly as possible, as this represents significant amounts of wasted water.

Avoid at all costs going to the toilet in the natural environment. This is dangerous to you, other people and the environment.

Do not let used water or rainwater become stagnant or exposed, as leaves, branches, garbage and domestic animals can alter its course or cause it to overflow, resulting in serious issues with bad smells, contamination, and even damage to the home or neighbourhood.

For more useful tips, check out our Facebook Page @HabitatTNT and call 675-1222 to learn more!

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The bathroom and toilet should include a facility that safely carries urine and faeces to the public sewer system or a properly built septic system.

It is important to have a sink where hands can be washed, preferably in the same room, or just outside of or adjacent to the toilet area. This sink should always have soap and hand sanitizer if possible available for everyone to use.

The toilet lid and the door of the room where it is located should always be kept closed when not in use.

The adequate and hygienic disposal of waste water, as well as rainwater, reduces health risks and creates a more agreeable environment for our house and its surroundings.

For more useful tips, check out our Facebook Page @HabitatTNT and call 675-1222 to learn more!

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Water is the source of life, but when polluted or dirty, it carries microbes and parasites and substances that can cause disease and make us sick. It is our responsibility to keep our water safe and healthy.

When we live in healthy homes, we must have a nearby water supply of a good enough quality and enough for everyone. We can all take action in small ways – by covering open water storage tanks, or by ensuring that the water eliminated from our toilets and showers and kitchen sinks is removed from our homes in safe and healthy ways.

We can also help our community to have safe water by asking local authorities to work with families on safe water practices. Habitat for Humanity can help! Check out our Facebook Page @HabitatTNT and call 675-1222 to learn more!

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