25 Nov 2014

Habitat Fiji to build houses in city park

9:20 pm on 25 November 2014

Habitat for Humanity will build two houses in two days in the middle of Suva to promote its work.

Next month's Youth Build program will see the Pacific's only Habitat program constuct the houses in Sukuna Park for the public to view.

They will then be deconstructed and donated to two families in need.

Habitat Fiji's Masi Latianara says the organisation has helped around 4500 families since it arrived in 1991.

Mr Latianara says the Youth Build will hopefully recruit more heavily relied upon volunteers.

"That site is very high profile and the reason why it's called the Habitat Youth Build is that this event is really focussed on creating future supporters of the Habitat work. Habitat relies a lot on volunteers and a lot on the goodwill of people and that usually stems from people actually knowing what we do."

Habitat for Humanity has just reached the 1 million mark in families assisted around the world.