"A house is the life-long dream of every poor man." —Pastor Jeronimo Cessito
We credit Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, for the vision behind our Green Door Home project. We build low-cost cement block homes with wood trusses and tin roofs—sturdy enough to last a lifetime. Chosen by a local committee, recipients of a Green Door home are usually orphans and widows. We ask these new home owners to help as they are able with construction and to attend home stewardship classes.
Why the name "Green Door"? The color green recalls the gift of life that God created in Genesis 1. Painting the front door green signifies an act of completion and is a witness to Christ in the neighborhood.
We have built over 200 homes to date. Will you help us build more? In Mozambique, the cost to build a home is $2,600. In Haiti, the cost for a home is $6,500.
See the videos of available families below.
Families in Need
Below are videos of individuals and families in need of a Green Door Home. With your help, their life can be changed forever by having a home that provides safety from mosquitos infected with malaria, protection from thieves and shelter from the rain.
Rosa lives with her grandkids. All three of her children have passed away.
“Our house is going to collapse at any time. If it collapses I don't know where I'm going to take these kids too, because this is the only place where we can live. Where I can raise them. I can let them grow with adults.”
Maria Luis (ONE)
Maria is 50 years old. She is widowed and cares for her granddaughter.
"My house collapsing. It leaks, and there are bugs inside the floor. Bugs, they bite. It's very difficult to sleep. Because of bugs we most of the time ... we are ill."
Catarina is 51 and widowed. Her house has collapsed inside and the roof is sinking in.
"I'm most of the time sick due to the malaria and bugs makes my body itch, and I scratch almost all night. With a cement block home, I will have a place where I'll live without mosquitoes and bugs. It's going to help."
Eulalia is a 38 year old widow with six kids. She farms for a living.
"The house that we live in is collapsing. It's leaking, and whenever the rains fall, it wash the walls out. If we are blessed with a cement block home, we think our sufferings going to end because we will not wonder about putting mud up after every rain season."
Domingas and his wife have been married for 38 years. They have three kids and four grandkids that love with them.
"We suffer from mosquitoes, bugs, because the walls are collapsed, and mosquitoes and bugs get inside the house at any time"
Zelinha is 56 and lives with three of her five children. Her husband recently passed away.
"Please help me. I live ... I'm the mom and I take care of my kids. I'm old and my children are still young. So please help me with the house so I can provide a shelter for my children."
Luisa is a widow living with three of her grandkids. She collects and sells charcoal for work.
"...my grandkids will have a place where they can live and continue going to school with the hope of a place where they can live. I pray that you will be helping me with the house."
Florencia is a widow caring for two grandkids. All 11 of her children have passed away. Her house is collapsing.
"With cement block home, I know that my grandkids will have a place where they can stay, even if I get out, wet with the rain, I know that I have a dry place where I can come and stay with my grandkids. So I think a green door home will be useful for me and my grandkids. I will live well."
Below are videos of individuals and families who have received Green Door homes—from people just like you. View the stories and listen to the joy and gratefulness of these new homeowners.