Eliminating Poverty Housing

Eliminating Poverty Housing

Millard Fuller

9.9.2008

Millard Fuller

Millard Fuller is the founder and former president of Habitat for Humanity. In his 29-year leadership of the organization, the worldwide Christian housing ministry built 200,000 homes in 100 countries worldwide. Fuller founded Habitat with his wife, Linda, in 1976. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Clinton in 1996. In 2005, Fuller founded the Fuller Center for Housing at Koinonia Farm in Georgia as an expansion of his dream to eliminate poverty housing by providing decent homes for the world’s poor.

In addition to speaking about his 29-year leadership of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller discusses the establishment of the Fuller Center for Housing in association with Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock as a faith driven and Christ centered effort that promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide. Further he encourages students to work with passion for public service causes and candidly discusses the organizational and fundraising challenges faced when starting organizations such as Habitat and the Center.