SARE Homes is committed to contributing to society. One small way we do this is by contributing to ‘Habitat for Humanity India’.
Shelter is a basic human need. Yet, in contemporary India, there are millions of people who, due to poverty and disadvantage, do not have the opportunity to have a decent roof over their heads and adequate protection from external factors inclusive of environmental disturbances. This affects all the members more so, the women and the children whose vulnerabilities are exacerbated with least privacy in the absence of a home. According to the National Housing Bank Report (2010), India needs more than 72 million houses to provide decent shelter to its poverty ridden population.
The right to adequate housing is a universal right, recognized at the international level and in more than one hundred national constitutions throughout the world. It is a right recognized as valid for every individual person. In spite of this right, the homeless, the inadequately housed, and the evicted are growing with time in the cities and the countryside across the planet.
Habitat for Humanity India works in partnership with corporates, foundations and individuals to build and renovate houses so that people in need can benefit from the stability and security of decent homes and can work to fully realize their potential. The company has been operating in India since 1983, and uses a ‘hand-hold’ (as opposed to ‘hand-out’) model whereby the labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to own a Habitat houses. Till date, the company has helped more than 43,000 low income families across the country gain access to a safe and decent shelter. www.habitat.org
SARE Homes is proud to support amfAR, the American foundation for AIDS research. Mr. Anuj Gupta is t he Event Chair of amfAR India and has been instrumental in bringing amfAR to India by supporting this noble cause for the last three years.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $366 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. For more information, please visit www.amfAR.org
SARE Homes is all about building joy in a home called India. With this objective in mind, SARE has partnered with SMILE Foundation, under its "Art for Good" Initiative, to support the education of under-privileged children in India especially girls. Education is the key to addressing systemic issues like poverty, child labour, and high mortality rate. Our objective of partnering with SMILE Foundation, is to place as many out-of-school children as possible under the ambit of education, through a country-wide network of remedial education centres, and to bring joy and smiles to many. Smile Foundation is a national level development organization working in 25 states of India reaching out to 3,00,000 beneficiaries. www.smilefoundationindia.org