Progress supports Homeless International in transforming slums in Africa and Asia
21 October 2011 - Progress Housing Group has recently made a donation to UK charity Homeless International, which could be used to fund ten family homes in Zambia, provide clean drinking water for up to 1,000 families in Tanzania or set up small schools in Pakistan.
Progress Housing Group has recently made a donation to UK charity Homeless International, which could be used to fund ten family homes in Zambia, provide clean drinking water for up to 1,000 families in Tanzania or set up small schools in Pakistan.
With one billion people in the world live in slums; Homeless International supports community-led initiatives in 12 countries, tackling issues including poor housing, water and sanitation in slums.
Progress Housing Group donated funds to help aid those communities who are living in slums, to secure land, build homes and provide safe access to clean drinking water.
Homeless Internationals Chief Executive, Larry English and Fundraising Officer Pauline Lewis recently presented a short talk to Progress Housing Group staff demonstrating the work the Charity do, and how the money donated by the organisation will help to improve living conditions for people living in slums.
Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive for Progress Housing Group said:” By donating this money to Homeless International we hope to help poor and disadvantaged communities in countries like Zambia, Pakistan and Tanzania build safe and secure homes and stable neighbourhoods
Chief Executive for Homeless International, Larry English said: “We are extremely grateful for Progress Housing Group’s generous donation. Homeless International was founded by the UK housing sector over 20 years ago and it is through the continued support of organisations like Progress that we are able to help some of the world’s poorest urban communities. When you consider that it costs as little as £1,500 to help a family in Tanzania build their own starter home, you see just how far a donation like this can go.”
Homeless International was founded by housing associations and housing professionals in 1987.
For further information on Homeless International and how you can donate visit www.homeless-international.org/.