Through Partnership with communities and the private sector, stability, resilience and self-reliance is built in our project communities.
Community engagement involves working with community based leadership structures to promote sustainable change through capacity building, shelter and livelihood interventions.
Social cohesion, active community engagement, a sense of ownership and agency which are catalysts for sustainable community development are fostered.
In addition to community development, we partner with relevant civil society stakeholders to advocate for changes in the systems, policies and attitudes that prevent access to decent shelter for South Africa’s low-income families.
Our overarching developmental approach is informed by a People-Public-Private partnership (P-4) model which levels resources from communities, government and private sector to achieve sustainable community development and promote affordable shelter solutions.
Habitat for Humanity South Africa follows a 6-step programme in our ongoing community development work in the communities we serve.