"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.
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."
João Furuma - SPONSORED!
Joao is 56. He and his wife have four children. He works at the local clinic.
"I built this house. It's falling apart. The walls are collapsing. The roof is leaking. It's getting worse every time. There are problems when it rains. A Green Door Home will resolve my problems."
Tchanaze Fernando - SPONSORED!
Tchanaze does not know when she was born Her husband and her children passed away. She is caring for her two grandchildren.
"...we pray for you that God will be helping you and you'll be able to help me with a house where I can live with my grandkids."
Joana Alface - SPONSORED!
Joana is 46 and has six children. She and her husband split two years ago. She has consistent health issues.
"A Green Door home will provide a safe place for my children to sleep. No more rain inside the house. And we will have a lock and keys and our things will be protected inside the house."
Cecilia Paulo - SPONSORED!
Cecilia is 54 and lives with her 18 year old son. Her husband died 17 years ago.
"Our house is leaking a lot. There is no difference between being outside or inside the house during the rains. It will be raining inside the house."
Domingas Luis - Sponsored!
Domingas is 57 and has five children. She works at a child care facility. She loves her work.
"A Green Door Home would provide a safe and nice place for me to sleep with the kids. I will have a nice house which will not be washed out by the rain."
Maria Ines - Sponsored!
Santos Albano - SPONSORED!
Ana Manuel - SPONSORED!
Benjamin Diogo - SPONSORED!
Francisca Show - Sponsored!
João António Jorge
João is one of four siblings. Their parents passed away. Their home completely washed away in January 2017.
"If we had a house our sister wouldn't have gone to Shemoy where she is now, she would live with us. I think by owning our own house we would live happy and protected."
Moisés José - SPONSORED!
Moisés is 38 and married with six children. He has been a carpenter for 18 years.
"...I would love to challenge you to consider helping my family. My house is falling apart and if it will collapse I don't know where my kids and my family's going to stay."
Lúcia Janete - Sponsored
Lucia is 50 and lives with two of her grandchildren. The parents of the children and her husband died in 1983 during the war.
"With a house I won't wonder about safety. I will have my own key and I'll be able to lock my belongings and no one will be coming inside my house."
Regina Vicente - SPONSORED!
Regina is 30 and has two sons. Her husband abandoned their family last year.
"A shelter is something that I think of all the time because it's a place where my son's going to be able to grow up protected with less vulnerability to disease."
Maria Carlos - SPONSORED!
Maria is 50 and has nine children.
"Our house is falling apart and it's collapsing. It's built of mud, grass, and poles. It has holes inside. The roof is leaking and it's very hard for us to find a spot to sleep during the rain or during the wind."
Gloria Meneses - Sponsored!
Gloria is 32 and has 4 children. Her husband died of tuberculosis. She works as at the clinic as a cleaner.
"...all the wall are leaning. We don't know what time they are going to collapse. It becomes very dangerous for the kids because if they collapse while we're inside, we don't know what's going to happen."