Our Founding & Leadership
Our Vision & Mission | Habitat's Founding | Our Leadership Team
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life.
A home that is clean, safe and pest-free helps to keep our vulnerable elderly healthy and strong.
A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family with better living conditions & improved health.
A proper place to call home gives our vulnerable elderly peace of mind to enjoy their golden years worry-free.
A decent place to live and an affordable loan help homeowners save more, invest in education, and have more financial stability.
A proper home also provides a safe place for our vulnerable elderly to age independently.
Founded by the late Millard Fuller and his wife Linda in 1976, Habitat for Humanity started off as a grassroots efforts on a community farm in Georgia, United States. The concept of "partnership housing" centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build decent, affordable houses.
In 1973, the Fullers decided to take the concept to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. After three years of hard work to launch a successful house building program there, the Fullers then returned to the United States and called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream: Habitat for Humanity International.
Since then, Habitat has grown into an international housing organisation with affiliates in over 70 countries around the world. Habitat believes in builds with and for people of all backgrounds, races & religion, and has provided safe, decent shelter for more than 9.8 million people in over 3,000 communities in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
“I see life as both a gift and a responsibility. My responsibility is to use what God has given me to help his people in need.”
―Millard Fuller, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Singapore
Habitat Singapore is part of the international Habitat non-profit organisation that seeks to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. Convicted that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, we have been working alongside low-income communities to increase their access to improved living conditions. Since 2004, Habitat Singapore regularly sends volunteer teams to build decent and affordable houses across Asia-Pacific. Locally, we provide an intensive home rehabilitation programme for vulnerable individuals and families so they can have a safe & sanitary place to call home.
Habitat Singapore's Leadership
Mr. S. Dhanabalan
Our Board of Directors
Mr. See Han Chiang, Daniel (Acting Chairman)
VP, General Counsel, APJ
Tech Data (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Mr. Liew Tian Seng, Alvin (Vice-Chairman & Treasurer)
United Overseas Bank Limited
Mr. Sabapathy Ravindranath Vijay (Secretary)
Integrity Corporate Services Pte Ltd
Ms. Sharon Cheah Ui Hoon
Mr. Chua Wee Kiong
Serba Mulia Group
Mr. Giam Kee Choo, Richard
Founder and CEO
Rainmakerz Pte Ltd
Ms. Khoo Su Yin, Adeline
Executive Director - Transactions Execution
Linnovate Partners AFS Pte Ltd
Mr. Lim Kia Hwee, Thomas
TLC Events Pte Ltd
Ms. Low Wye Yee
Marketing Team Lead (APAC)
Ms. Christina Lu Qiu Xia
HR Head APAC
Neste APAC PL
Mr. S. Dhanabalan
Habitat for Humanity Singapore is very proud to have Mr. S. Dhanabalan (ex-Chairman, Temasek Holdings; ex-Cabinet Minister) as our patron. Mr. Dhanabalan is an active Habitat volunteer who participates in Habitat builds and events throughout the year. He continues to be a great source of inspiration and wisdom for many Habitat staff and volunteers.