Each Habitat affiliate is "born" when it signs a covenant with Habitat for Humanity International. Pledging, among other things, to tithe to the international work of the organization. The tithe is a covenant cornerstone, resulting in millions of dollars for thousands of building projects around the world.
Yet the actual dollar amount is secondary to the spirit in which the tithe is given. No matter their location, their length of affiliation or their resources, affiliates are expected to contribute at least ten percent to house building elsewhere. Whether that means designating the tithe for work in a particular country or sending the money to the general "tithe pool" at HFHI (where hundred percent is then distributed to Habitat's worldwide work).
At Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, we have tithed to four different Central and South American countries. Those countries are: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Paraguay and Nicaragua. In total, those contributions have been able to help build approximately 84 homes!
Thank you for helping us support affordable housing, not just in Central Minnesota, but abroad as well!