METLIFE FOUNDATION DEDICATES HOUSES TO UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES
Dhaka January 08, 2020
MetLife Foundation has a tradition of supporting initiatives that engage MetLife volunteers in activities that improve quality of life and increase opportunities for the underserved. Through the Foundation’s global partnership with Habitat for Humanity, has been helping low-income families secure safe and affordable housing. MetLife employees recently formally handed over the houses they supported to build in 2019 to the families.
About MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since its founding through the end of 2017, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $783 million in grants and $70 million in program-related investments to organizations addressing issues that have a positive impact in their communities. In 2013, the Foundation committed $200 million to financial inclusion, and our work to date has reached more than 6 million low-income individuals in 42 countries. To learn more about MetLife Foundation, visit https://www.metlife.com/corporate-responsibility/metlife-foundation/
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.
Bangladesh is a key operation and has a long history tracing back to 1952. Today, it is the largest insurance company and a major employer in the country with over 16,000 Field Force and Employees.
For more information, please visit www.metlife.com.bd
About Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh began operation in 1999. As a branch of Habitat for Humanity International, it currently operates in nine project locations across the country, aiming to break the cycle of poverty related to poorly-constructed homes and inadequate shelter. To date, around 13,000 low-income Bangladeshi families have partnered with Habitat to improve their housing, water, sanitation, and general living conditions. Approximately 300,000 people have also received training in microfinance, training to improve water and sanitation, appropriate construction technologies, and disaster response and mitigation. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitatbangladesh.org