Maple Build was established with a dream of empowering and developing people to live life more abundantly.
Below are some of the ways in which we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity in outworking our vision. If you are interested in partnering with us as an individual, business or organisation, give us a call!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AIMS TO GIVE PEOPLE IN NEW ZEALAND AND AROUND THE WORLD A CHANCE OF A SIMPLE, DECENT HOME.
Through Global Village, Maple Build and Habitat for Humanity New Zealand make it possible for low-income families in overseas countries to own a decent home. Our partner families are involved in building their own house (what we call ‘sweat equity’) alongside our volunteers, and make affordable payments to own their home. Rather than providing a hand-out, we provide a hand-up. With the participation of Maple Build volunteers, Habitat For Humanity continues to alleviate poverty housing around the world.
For families who are determined to break out of poverty, the Global Village programme enables them to build a better future. For children, a new home offers a chance to grow and thrive in surroundings that are safe. A place to live where they are sheltered from bad weather, fall sick less, go to school more regularly, and get to enjoy childhood. For the team at Maple Build, it is the meaningful experience of building and interacting with Habitat partner families. Global Village promotes a sense of goodwill, seeing a fellow human have a decent place to live.
Maple Build’s involvement in the Global village programme involves re-investing our profits to send volunteers. Maple Build volunteers each give up their own time to participate in the programme.
Home for a Home
The Home for a Home scheme supports Habitat’s work across the Pacific and in Nepal, countries where Habitat partners with communities and families to deliver pathways to permanent shelter. As Maple Build we have committed to donate the cost of an overseas Habitat home for each new home we build in New Zealand. These contributions enable Habitat to continue partnering with families and communities in need of more decent shelter overseas.