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Feb 24, 2005
Statement Before the Maryland Delegation  Judith A. Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International Thank you Senator Sarbanes and other distinguished committee members for inviting me to speak today. I am Judith Hermanson, the Senior Vice President of CHF International. We are a global humanitarian and development organization based in Silver Spring, Maryland. We have 75 employees in Maryland and another 1300 worldwide. Our mission is to create long lasting, positive change in post-disaster, post-conflict and low-income communities. And, since 1952, we have accomplished this in more than 100 countries. CHF International currently has programs in 36 countries, including re-building in places such as tsunami-ravaged South Asia; the post-conflict areas of Sudan, Liberia, Afghanistan... Read more
Feb 24, 2005
Former Presidents Visit CHF International's Shelter Projects in Sri Lanka SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24 /U.S. Newswire/ – The success of post-tsunami reconstruction efforts depends in large part on sustaining the interest and supportive commitment of international leaders like former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, who recently visited CHF International's shelter reconstruction projects in southern Sri Lanka. Presidents Clinton and Bush spent about approximately 15 minutes speaking with CHF International staff members about the transitional shelters they are building, which will provide recipients with a durable housing solution that they can expand on over time, or whose parts can be reused if they choose to move. "As Americans with a strong commitment to ensuring economic... Read more
Feb 24, 2005
Economic Workshops Bring Along Economic Situation in Southern Uzbekistan In the context of the Community Action Investment Programme (CAIP), CHF International and Counterpart International conducted two, one-day economic workshops in the Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya regions of Uzbekistan. More than 80 people representing governmental agencies, CAIP communities, local and international NGOs and the media participated in the two workshops. The goal of the workshops was to define and get agreement on concrete solutions to increase opportunities for small and medium sized businesses in southern Uzbekistan. Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya regions of southern Uzbekistan –28 January and 11 February 2005 — as part of the Community Action Investment Programme (CAIP), CHF International and... Read more
Feb 17, 2005
“On Heroin” Theatrical Performance Draws Large Crowds in Termez CHF International, Counterpart International and Population Services International in cooperation with the Youth Charter Action Committee in Termez organised four performances of the dramatic performance “On Heroin” at the Termez Puppet Theatre on 17-18 January. The drama highlights the major problems and situations leading to increasing drug use among Central Asian youth, the Counterpart International said on Tuesday. In the framework of the USAID-funded Community Action Investment Programme (CAIP) and the Drug Demand Reduction Programme (DDRP), CHF International, Counterpart International and Population Services International in cooperation with the Youth Charter Action Committee in Termez staged four performances of the... Read more
Feb 02, 2005
CHF International Program to Directly Benefit at Least 16,000 Tsunami Victims SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- CHF International, a world leader in post-disaster and post-conflict housing, understands the importance of long-term solutions for communities living in tsunami-devastated regions of South and Southeast Asia. As such, CHF International is launching a new program that will directly benefit at least 16,000 people in Sri Lanka, and will indirectly benefit tens of thousands more. The Recovery Assistance for Southern Sri Lanka (RASSL) program will provide displaced families in the country's Galle and Matara districts with 500 temporary shelters and 3,000 transitional shelters, in addition to completing 32 infrastructure projects that will benefit entire communities.... Read more
Oct 15, 1982
Housing is for People 1952-1982: A Report by the Cooperative Housing Foundation This report covers CHF's beginnings as an organization promoting cooperative housing in the United States, as well as some of  CHF's earliest work internationally in countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Jamaica, Panama, Haiti, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Domican Republic, Ecuador, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Thailand. Read the full report here.
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