Costa Rica partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity homes have been built in Costa Rica since work began there in 1988. Most of the homes are simple, concrete structures that provide a clean, safe place to raise children. In 2010, Twin Cities Habitat began allocating a portion of the money raised locally to support Habitat Costa Rica.  In addition to this financial support, Twin Cities Habitat organizes trips for local volunteers to travel to and build in Costa Rica.

1 million

Costa Ricans live in poverty conditions.



of Costa Ricans live in inadequate housing.



is when the first Habitat for Humanity homes were built in Esparza, Costa Rica.


Habitat’s impact for Costa Rican families

Many people in Costa Rica live without proper plumbing and rely on charcoal or wood stoves for cooking. Dirt floors are not uncommon in some parts of the country and tens of thousands of Costa Ricans only have access to pit toilets. When a family moves into a Habitat-built home their lives dramatically improve. Read and watch their stories to see the impact that Habitat is having in Costa Rica.







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Sisters see hope

Two sisters and their families escaped an abusive situation thanks to the safety of owning their own Habitat home. 

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Finally a safe home

Karen & Ballardo needed a place to raise kids healthy and safe.

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No more leaky roof

A single mom finally has a real roof to keep out the rain. 

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Reflections on past Costa Rica trips

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Where the money goes

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

86.4% Programs & Services, 10.4% fundraising, 3.2% Administration

Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171. NMLS ID 400065