About Habitat for Humanity Malawi

Learn about our work, mission, history and leadership.

Quick Facts

  • When Habitat started in Malawi: 1986
  • Individuals served by FY18: 41,000
  • Housing solutions: New Homes for Orphans and Vulnerable Groups, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Disaster Risk Reduction & Response (DR3) and Housing Support Services for low income families.
  • Where we work: Salima, Lilongwe, Madisi, Chikwawa and Mulanje

Other Facts

  • Capital Lilongwe
  • Rightly known as “The Warm Heart of Africa
  • Population 18 million
  • Home to the third largest lake in Africa
  • Life Expectancy: 9

Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) is a non-profit Christian organisation affiliated to Habitat for Humanity International, headquartered in Atlanta, USA. HFHM was  established in 1986 and is registered with the NGO Board .

About 78% of families in Malawi live in substandard housing characterised by mud walls and grass thatched roofs. There are 1.4 million orphans and vulnerable children largely due to HIV & AIDS. There are very few institutions in the country dedicated to eliminating this housing poverty.

HFHM believes that provision of shelter is one way of eliminating poverty and improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable groups of people.

HFH Malawi exists to address poverty housing amongst the orphans and vulnerable children, and low income people. Our strategic goal is to transform the lives of 50,200 families through sustainable decent shelter by 2019

To date HFHM has transformed the lives of over 41,000 low income families and OVG  in both rural and urban areas through;

  • Housing Support Services (including Construction Technical Assistance)
  • Vulnerable Group Housing
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Response
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project