I was very disappointed to hear that we were not going to be able to go on our trip to Nicaragua, so I decided I was still going to go on some sort of a build trip. Habitat for Humanity has many destinations for these types of trips, but I chose El Salvador because I have a sponsor child there who I will go and meet after this project is completed. Some of the money we raised for the Nicaragua trip is still going to go towards that project (latrines, handwashing stations, drinking water taps), and then the 6 of us from Yorkton Teacher's Give Back divided the rest and were to put the money towards another project or give it as a donation. This is what I have chosen to use my portion towards. I would like to thank everyone who supported me with my fundraising thus far, and I very much appreciate any further donations made towards this building project. We will be building a house for a family! :)
Home to almost 6 million people, El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. Still struggling with the consequences of a 12-year civil war and constantly affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes and tropical storms, almost 3 million Salvadorans live in inadequate housing.
Since 1992, Habitat for Humanity El Salvador has provided more than 7,400 housing solutions, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 37,000 Salvadorians.
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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