Over two days, an 18-member team from Deutsche Bank’s Guangzhou office visited Changliu village to construct houses for low-income families in collaboration with the non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity. The volunteers spent some seven hours undertaking construction work on this volunteer trip and also visited two low-income families.
At the end of last year, 57 families of more than 200 individuals were housed in decent and safe houses with the support from Deutsche Bank. Besides building houses, the project has helped improve community infrastructure such as roads, sewage and drainage systems, as well as drinking water supply.
Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity works with people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. It has since built and rehabilitated 300,000 homes, and more than one-and-a-half million people are living in homes they helped build and are buying through no-profit mortgages. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, go to: www.habitat.org