"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 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."
Tina is 32 with two children. Her husband passed away last year. She lost everything in Cyclone Idai.
"Owning own house is good for me because I will be safe, I will feel safe with my children."
Viano was born in 1938. He is married with seven children. Three of his children live with him and his wife.
"So with my own house, I'll be able to go and bring my family together, we'll live together, and we'll start our new life in a cement block ... in a house that belongs to us."
Catarina is 51 years old and has two children.
“The house that I live in, it collapsed from inside. The inside walls are all down. The poles were eaten by termites. The sink roof is rotten. Mosquitoes are all over the house, and bugs. It's very difficult for me to sleep inside because bugs are all over, and mosquitoes are all over also.”
Tina is 24 with 4 children. She is married but her husband is currently stranded in the forest due to the floods from Cyclone Idai.
"During the cyclone our house collapsed. Only now, all I'm thinking of is having a house where I can stay with the babies and also, I'm praying for food to provide for them."
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.