I am a student at Roanoke College, studying International Relations and Spanish. I am originally from New Hampshire. I have been on two Global Village trips, to Romania and Portugal, within the past year. I am so excited for this opportunity to travel to a completely different place and see a new culture.
While India’s economy is resilient amid global recession, the South Asian country continues to face the challenge of alleviating poverty. According to Indian government statistics, the country lacks some 50 to 60 million units of adequate housing.
Habitat for Humanity India was formed in 1983 and has built more than 17,000 houses. Habitat’s IndiaBUILDS campaign aims to house 250,000 people over five years, mobilizing one million volunteers in the process and raising capital toward that goal.
Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program. Teams travel to over 40 countries to work alongside communities, build housing solutions, and experience local culture. Our goal is to change the lives of the people we serve, as well as the lives of the volunteers.
To join a team or learn more, visit www.habitat.org/gv.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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