For many people, the cost of housing continually exceeds their income. In 1973, one man decided to do something about this situation. Millard Fuller, a self-made millionaire, went to Africa where he helped poor people build homes. Fuller used this analogy: “a house is to a family, what soil is to a plant.” He meant that without soil a plant could not survive even if it had the same amount of sunlight and water as before. Upon his return from Africa, Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that has grown to become one of the largest homebuilders in the nation.