The Hatune Foundation provides housing for poor and homeless families with children
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,
I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.
Matthew 7, 24
To provide the poor with a real house was one of the most urgent spheres of action for the foundation. We build around 500 houses a year. For the Hatune Foundation, this costs 500$ per house. An additional 1500$ is provided by the state, regional institutions and private donors. In India, the district government of Kerala supports us in this effort.
This means, that one family can have a humane, decent living in a house built of stone for 500$! Each house is signed with the donor’s name.
Each house has electricity, a kitchen with gas stove and drinking water from a nearby well.
It is the goal of the Foundation to build housing complexes, that consist of 50 to 100 houses, which are completed by schools and medical facilities.
The Tur-Abdin village
In 2013, the Hatune Foundation’s project Tur-Abdin Village in Kerala, India was started. The village will contain houses for 500 families, a school, a clinic, a pharmacy and an auditorium. An education center for poor young women will also be there (sewing school).
Right now, there are big works in progress on the compund: an orphanage for 200 children and a rest home for 250 men and women are under construction. The buildings will be finished at the end of 2017.