"If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you shall not deal with them as creditor, you shall exact no interest from them" Exodus 22:25
When Millard and Linda Fuller decided to drastically change their lives, they found themselves at Koinonia Farms, a Christian community founded by Clarence Jordan, where people were encouraged to find practical ways to apply Christ's teachings.
This Bible Passage was and continues to be the guiding principles in Habitat's mission. When Millard and Linda Fuller envisioned their ideas of partnership housing, they were inspired by this passage choosing to sell homes to low-income families in need with a no-interest, no-profit loan. The mortgage payments would then cycle back into a "Fund for Humanity" which would allow them to keep building.