(AGFUND recognizes Habitat Nepal’s Housing Project at Microcredit Summit) Habitat Nepal’s initiative supporting women-headed households won the first prize from the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) during the 18th Microcredit Summit in Abu Dhabi on March 14-17, 2016. The AGFUND selected Habitat Nepal for the award for its innovative project to assist women headed households in Nepal to learn and master bamboo cultivation, treatment and its use in handicrafts and house construction. Habitat for Humanity has developed know-how in applying microfinance to housing to improve living conditions for excluded populations and thus bringing about social change. The Microcredit Summit is co-organized by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the AGFUND and the Microcredit Summit Campaign. It explores how new and effective financial policies can help achieve global financial inclusion goals set by the Word Bank and UN.
HFH Nepal won the 2007 Clarence Jordan Award from Habitat for Humanity International’s Board of Directors for promoting cost-effective bamboo in its housing programs.
Habitat for Humanity Nepal was recognized with two awards during Asia Pacific Leadership conference held in Manila, Philippines in September 2009 HFH.
Koinonia award for HFH Nepal’s partnership with the UN-ERSO Housing Microfinance.
“The 2009 Millard Fuller Award” an Honorable Mention for Bamboo-Based Permanent Housing for Disaster Response Capacity.
The competition held by INBAR globally HFH Nepal was awarded Honorable mention for Shelter Category
Outstanding volunteers for HFHN have been awarded with Nehemia Awards in 2011:
Rabindra Adhikari- Program Coordinator for Poverty reduction, Lekhnath Municipality, Nepal