5 episodes

Housing topics discussed in easy language. “From caves to huts and from houses to modern villas our homes have been evolving with us. Is HOME Sapiens fiction or reality? It is up to you to decide.”

Home Sapiens Habitat for Humanity

    • Society & Culture

Housing topics discussed in easy language. “From caves to huts and from houses to modern villas our homes have been evolving with us. Is HOME Sapiens fiction or reality? It is up to you to decide.”

    Studying by candlelight

    Studying by candlelight

    Episode 5 is driven by young enthusiasts. Linus Wahome, founder and CEO of ManPro Systems Ltd, shares his childhood and school memories. As a family of three tried hard to provide best conditions for their children, Linus and his siblings had to share a candle while doing their homework. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. 

    • 19 min
    Equality in an unequal society

    Equality in an unequal society

    Episode 4 brings up the issue of gender equality. We take a closer look at customs and traditions in Lesotho. Stories of women evicted from their homes are typical in many communities in this country. Fungai Mukorah, national director of Habitat for Humanity Lesotho, walks us through women's experiences and their fight for shelter.

    • 22 min
    What is a slum?

    What is a slum?

    Episode 3 takes listeners into one of the world's biggest informal settlements - or so called "slum" - Khayelitsha. Around 400 000 people live inadequate conditions in Cape town, South Africa. Lack of drinking water, medical services, and schools are only some of the problems of informal settlements. Charles Witbooi, program head for advocacy and volunteering engagement at Habitat for Humanity South Africa, explains why the word "slum" should not be used in South Africa. 

    • 21 min
    Water is life

    Water is life

    Listen to the second episode of Home Sapiens podcast produced by Habitat for Humanity.


    Episode 2 explains that not everyone in the world has access to clean drinking water. In Zambia, many families are challenged every day to survive. Mathabo Makuta, national director of Habitat for Humanity Zambia, discusses problems with access to clean water and water borne diseases. 

    • 14 min
    Does the right to housing exist?

    Does the right to housing exist?

    Listen to the first episode of Home Sapiens podcast produced by Habitat for Humanity. 


    Architect Esben Neander Kristensen, Director at Gehl, and our host, Katerina Bezgachina, discuss interesting topics such as difference between home and housing, why people live in bad conditions, the right to housing, and  how architects can shape our cities. 

    • 21 min

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