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ES Group: Endemol Shine for Humanity, India 2015

Helping eliminate poverty & homelessness by providing housing in India

About this project

February 2015. In partnership with global charity Habitat for Humanity, 17 Endemol Shine participants from 13 countries embarked on an adventure of a lifetime – to help build homes for needy people in Bawana – a poor area of New Delhi, India.

Habitat for Humanity builds homes for people in need in the poorest areas of the world. The actual building in Bawana was done by the Endemol Shine participants (from the UK, USA, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, South Africa, India, Australia, Middle East, Israel, Poland, Portugal and Group), together with local people – the future inhabitants of the homes. And so, Endemol Shine for Humanity was born.

“Day 1, was pretty intense! It’s unbelievable how impoverished the area is where we’re building, yet on the other hand it’s so rich with warmth and kindness from the locals. We met the owner of the house – a widower with four children. Putting a face to the project really gave me a boost to work hard despite the tough conditions here.” Sylvia Kuipers, Endemol Shine Group

“Day 2, we arrived at site to cheers from the happy children and that bolsters our spirits for the new day. We grab our tools and get to work on the deep trenches we dug the day before, surrounded by hundreds of locals. Part of me knew this trip would be a difficult, but there is a sense that we can achieve anything if we do it together.” Cat Spooner, Endemol Shine UK

In one week, the Endemol Shine for Humanity team built two homes, and provided a safe and decent shelter for families in need.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and how you can help, go to Global Partnerships.


Jelle Wieringa

Head of Legal IP & Business Affairs

Endemol Shine Group
MediArena 1
1114 BC Amsterdam-Duivendrecht, The Netherlands



Two homes

built in just seven days