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03 April 2012

The house that UCB built

The house that UCB built

Two organisations are joining forces to help build homes in poor communities around the world.

United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) and Habitat for Humanity are coming together to support some of the 1.6 billion people in the world who face poverty, inadequate housing and homelessness.

Launched on air on Sunday (1 April), The House That UCB Built will begin in October when a UCB team travels to Nepal to help build a home in just five days, working alongside local and international volunteers and members of the community.

Habitat for Humanity works with communities in 80 countries to help them solve their own housing problems and get out of the poverty cycle.

Luke Weston, programme director for UCB UK, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Habitat for Humanity on this project. Our team can’t wait to get stuck in too, to provide some real practical help for families who are struggling.”

Between April and October, UCB will feature the work of Habitat for Humanity on its radio and TV channels, encouraging listeners to help eradicate poverty housing and homelessness around the world.

Melody McNally, direct marketing manager at Habitat for Humanity, said: “We believe that poverty housing and homelessness are a matter that should be on Christians’ conscience here in the UK, and this joint campaign is a brilliant way for people to find out more and respond to the great need that exists around the world.

“I really encourage churchgoers throughout the country to listen out and to join us in our mission to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

Visit the project's website for more information.