Through Shelter, We Empower.

26 years of building homes
and transforming lives of low-income
families across Sri Lanka.

Building Affordable Homes

Read more about our housing programs, where we build
the eco-friendly construction technology we use.

Volunteer with us and change lives

For over 20 years, volunteers from around the globe
have partnered with Habitat Sri Lanka to build homes
for families in need.


deserves a place to call home

Who We Are

We are an International Non-Profit organization dedicated to fighting global poverty housing and homelessness through affordable housing and sanitation facilities across Sri Lanka.

What We Do

At Habitat for Humanity we don’t just build homes, we build communities. We construct safe, affordable durable homes for families in need. Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka works to lay the foundations for the future and create change that impacts generations.

26 years of Impact

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 29 million people globally, to build or renovate the place they call home. In Sri Lanka, since 1994 Habitat has supported over 27,000 families and nearly 110,000 people with new homes.

A Place to Call Home

"This home means so much more to us than a permanent place to live. My wife and I know that this is a ladder for my children to dream and do things we were not able to when we were their age."
- Sivarasa, Batticaloa

A Dream Come True

"This is a dream come true for our little family. We have got a second chance at life. We are so excited to see our children grow up in this new home."
-Sudharshani, Kalutara

A House of Dreams

"Habitat for Humanity helped my late husband build this home with his own hands, nearly 20 years ago. This is his legacy, the place our children call home. Thank you Habitat for changing our lives."
- Jegajothy, Hatton

A Foundation of Hope

"For the first time, I have a room of my own. I have decorated the walls with my favourite stickers, and I now have a place to study. I want to study hard and become a teacher one day."
- Savisha, Kalutara

Hope for the Next Generation

"After decades of displacement due to the war, we're finally able to rebuild our lives. We are happy and hopeful about this next chapter in our lives."
-Kumaraguru, Batticaloa

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Latest News

Covid-19 Statement by Jonathan Reckford, Habitat CEO

With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. In countries and cultures all around the world, “stay at home” is the message of the moment. “Shelter in place.” It’s the right thing to do, and if we are all able to flatten the curve, we know that we will have, together, saved countless lives. 

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We Build Colombo Together

"We Build Colombo Together (WBCT): Collective Impact as a Path to Inclusive Development”, an event jointly organized by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and Search for Common Ground (SFGC) was held on 16th January 2020. Bringing together State, Market and Community...

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When strength and self-reliance meet

Families in the European Union-funded “Homes not Houses” project in Sri Lanka can choose to build safe, comfortable homes with appropriate construction materials. While earth has been used as a building material since ancient times, people often confuse the word...

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Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with families and communities, to eliminate sub-standard housing.