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Koinonia Farm Anniversary

PUERTO CORTES, HONDURAS (1/25/17)-Estella Garcia, 83, and her grandson, Manuel Moran, 23, moved into their Habitat home in Puerto Cortés, Honduras, in 2016. They had previously been living in a makeshift shack that frequently flooded.  Garcia is the caregiver for Victoriano Velasquez, 104, who also lives with her and Moran. ....Habitat for Humanity Honduras participates in Habitat's Solid Ground program, with the goal of changing land policy and systems to ensure that more people around the globe have access to land for a decent home. ....© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein

In November of 1942, the idea that would eventually launch Habitat for Humanity was sparked.

In November of 1942, Koinonia Farm’s fertile soil produced the idea that would eventually become Habitat for Humanity.

On this community farm located in Americus, Georgia, the concept of those in need of safe and affordable housing, working alongside volunteers was born. The farm was founded by farmer and Biblical scholar, Clarence Jordan.

On this farm, alongside Habitat for Humanity future founders, Millard and Linda Fuller, the idea of “partnership housing” came to be. Per Habitat for Humanity International, “The houses would be built at no profit. New homeowners’ house payments would be combined with no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fundraising….”

In 1976, Habitat for Humanity International was founded. Thereafter, local affiliates, like Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, were formed to do the work originally laid out by Jordan and the Fullers. 

Locally, Habitat Horry has partnered with close to 170 families in our local community in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. 

Learn more about the anniversary of Koinonia Farm and the history of Habitat for Humanity. 

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