Linda Fuller (birthdate) with her husband, Millard, founded Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). They launched the ecumenical Christian housing ministry in 1976, after pioneering a low-cost housing program in rural southwest (1968 - 1972) followed by three years of similar work in the African country of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo(1973 - 1976). Since then, their leadership has helped forge this Christian movement into a worldwide housing ministry, standing as a beacon of success in the face of a low-income housing crisis. While Linda was earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama , her husband and a fellow attorney began a marketing firm. Their business expertise and drive made them millionaires in their twenties. But as the business prospered, the Fullers' marriage suffered. This crisis prompted the Fullers to reevaluate their values and direction. Their "soul-searching" led to reconciliation with each other and to a renewal of their Christian commitment.