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‘100,000 homes for the homeless in India by 2015’


Mumbai : Committed to provide homes for the homeless, Habitat for Humanity India, an NGO that works towards providing affordable homes, has said the country needs to cross the 100,000-homes for the homeless mark by 2015, an NGO official said Thursday.

“In India, the housing scenario is a matter of concern. We need to cross the 100,000 homes for the homeless mark by 2015,” said Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Habitat for Humanity India,

Up until now, they have built 370,000 houses across the globe, of which 35,000 are across India.

Speaking at an event organised under the aegis of the FICCI-Aditya Birla CSR Centre of Excellence, Birla mentioned about the launch of Habitat’s ‘World of Hope’ campaign.

“This campaign solicits funding and volunteer engagement that is so necessary to rocket a project of such scale. Ron Terwilliger, one of our greatest patrons in USA, will be reaching out to the Ivy League CEOs of Indian origin in the United States, as well as the Ivy League alumni in India. He will be directly asking for their commitment and funding of Habitat Homes for the homeless,” she said.

“Likewise, we are also exploring engaging with the American Physicians of Indian Origin and appealing to them through our team member Asit Koticha,” she added.