Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or Habitat, is a US non-governmental, and nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1976 by couple Millard and Linda Fuller. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization. The international operational headquarters are located in Americus, Georgia, United States, with the administrative headquarters located in Atlanta. As of 2020, Habitat for Humanity operates in more than 70 countries.The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is "Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope". Homes are built using volunteer labor and Habitat makes no profit on the sales. In some locations outside the United States, Habitat for Humanity charges interest to protect against inflation, a policy that has been in place since 1986.
The organization operates with financial support from national governments, philanthropic foundations, corporations, and mass media companies. Notable donors include AARP, AbbVie, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Mastercard, Merck, Pfizer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, TD Ameritrade, and Wells Fargo, among others.Habitat has helped more than 35 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since its founding in 1976. As of 2013, Habitat was the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.
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