The event to celebrate Habitat for Humanity Kenya’s (HFHK) 40th anniversary with 40 houses for 40 vulnerable families has commenced today in Kyumbi Village Machakos County. The event was graced by the Chief Justice of Kenya, Hon Martha Koome.
The campaign dubbed #BuidlingHomesAndHopeTogether will benefit 40 vulnerable families in the counties of Machakos, Tana River, HomaBay, and Laikipia Counties, and to mark the beginning of the campaign, though Habitat for Humanity Kenya, Hon. Koome will fund the construction of the entire house for the first 40@40 beneficiary in Machakos.
While laying the foundation, Mr. Koome Kiragu, the former Chair Person of HFHK’s Board, and his spouse, The Chief Justice Hon. Martha Koome said, “Supporting to construct a home is not difficult. A home broken down is iron sheets, nails, bricks, paints etc, and anyone can give something as little as Kshs.40 to help build hope.”
Kenya has an annual housing demand of 250,000 units with an estimated supply of 50,000 units, culminating in a housing deficit of 2 million units, or 80% deficit. Housing affordability is a key challenge in Kenya with many people unable to afford to buy or build their own homes. Only 2% of the formally constructed houses target lower-income families. About 6.4 million people, or of Kenya’s urban population live in informal settlements.
Habitat for Humanity Kenya is a Non-Governmental Christian organization making 40 impactful years of enabling low-income families in Kenya to access decent and affordable shelter.