Lloyd's Charities Trust and Habitat for Humanity Great Britain
Lloyd's Charities Trust are delighted to be supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity Great Britain.
As a humanitarian organisation focused on long-term development, aid and poverty alleviation, Habitat for Humanity's mission is to build a safe environment where families and communities can thrive.
In October 2020 a team of dedicated volunteers will build new homes in Mulanje, Malawi.
Building in Mulanje
Whilst in Mulanje, the team will build housing for vulnerable members of a community that has been hit extremely hard by the effect of HIV and AIDS.
Despite being famous for its traditional dances, and Mulanje Mountain, Mulanje has an extremely high housing need.
Many children living there have been orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS which has led to a large number of households being led by children who cannot afford to look after the home.
Housing poverty in Mulanje means that many of the people in the community live on less than $1 a day.
The “orphans and vulnerable groups” programme started in 2009 and to date, HFHM has constructed 200 houses for the vulnerable families in six communities. Volunteers will mix mortar, carry and lay bricks, plaster walls, and more during their time in Malawi as part of the work to build safe and secure homes for the most vulnerable communities in Salima.
The Lloyd’s insurance market enables the sharing of risk in a world facing diverse challenges. For more than 60 years, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has helped to build resilient and sustainable communities where it matters most.
As the Lloyd’s market responds to emerging risks and the challenges that these pose to communities around the world, it becomes increasingly important that Lloyd’s Charities Trust supports projects that aim to reduce the risk of devastation to the people who need it most. Through their charity partnerships, they work with organisations who help the most vulnerable groups with disaster risk reduction globally.