It's estimated that more than 1 billion people worldwide are homeless* and as many again may be lacking adequate housing.
We believe that everyone should have access to shelter. That's why since 2010 we've supported the building and renovation of 50 homes across the world for the most vulnerable families.
* UN Global Survey, 2005
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Rural poverty is forcing many thousands of children and adults to survive without shelter or to live in unsuitable buildings that are liable to collapse. When dwellings are damaged or fall into disrepair, it’s the most vulnerable members of society that suffer the most. Children, the elderly and infirm are unable to provide the financial resources or labour needed to undertake the necessary repairs, leaving them homeless and susceptible to injury and illness.
That’s why we’re financing the construction of traditional housing for those needing a home. Camps International completed the first traditional house for an elderly lady back in 2010, and since then, due to the generosity of our supporters, we’ve provided hundreds of people with a safe haven. However, there is almost a never-ending supply of people who need our help, so every year we aim to reach more families.
BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
We’re also supporting Camps International's projects to improve other communal social spaces and public amenities in isolated communities that have been forgotten in terms of public services funding. These include community halls, sports facilities, bridges and roads.