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The History of Habitat
12 years ago

Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller , Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.

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12 years ago
Millard Fuller

Jan. 3, 1935: Born in Lanett, Ala.

1957: Graduated from Auburn University in Alabama.

1959: Married Linda Caldwell.

1960: Received law degree from University of Alabama and passed Alabama bar (in 1972, he passed the Georgia bar). Served briefly in the Army.

1960: Co-founder of Fuller and Dees Marketing Group Inc. in Montgomery, Ala.

1960-65: Partner in Fuller and Dees law firm in Montgomery.

1966-68: Development director of Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

1968-72: Director of Koinonia Partners Inc. Developed business operations for Koinonia Christian community in Americus, Ga.

1973-76: Became Church of Christ's director of development in Zaire. Initiated housing project for low-income families in Mbandaka, Zaire.

1976-2005: Founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International.

1996: Awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.

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