In March of 2012, Chris and Arlene Karram travelled to Durban, South Africa to build the first home for a pilot project between Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and Habitat for Humanity Canada. Upon returning to Canada they knew that they wanted to do something more for those living with a disability in extreme poverty around the world.
Their passion led to the birth of Homes4Hope Canada. The Homes4Hope board is comprised of the founding members and early partners who have worked to develop a simple model to engage like-minded individuals to become deeply connected to supporting the partnership of NGO’s. Homes4Hope is committed to raising funds to help build homes for families living with a disability in the poorest countries in Africa. This has led to the funding of a CBM and Habitat initiative to build 40 homes and two communal latrines over two years in Fiche, Ethiopia. Homes4Hope raised $200,000 in two years and Habitat for Humanity generously matched the money for another $200,000. H4H believes that this is an example of how individuals can work together to make a positive impact in the lives of others by supporting the experts and as they partner to provide more holistic care to those in need.