I am fundraising for a Global Village build in Lesotho, August 2019. Donations go for building materials and to the local chapter so they can continue after we leave!
All of you know I am about things international! And Africa holds a special place in my heart after living in Malawi for a year and taking groups of Villanova nursing students to Durban, South Africa, for service and education. This will be my 5th Habitat Global Village build. Our team will be at least 12 in number, representing the US as well as other countries typically. Your donation goes directly towards the cost of the build as well as funds to the local chapter so they can continue building after we leave. Volunteers, no matter where they are from, pay their own travel expenses. Thank you so much for supporting HFH and our build in Lesotho. I will be preceding the build in Lesotho with a build in South Africa (saving on airfare with two builds back-to-back!) so I have lots of money to raise for a wonderful cause. Thank you! (South Africa and Lesotho thank you too!)
Habitat for Humanity Lesotho launched its program in 2001 and has worked in seven of the ten districts. These districts are located in both the lowlands and the foothills of the Mountain Kingdom. HFH Lesotho constructs block and brick homes consisting of corrugated iron roofs. Homes range from either a single-room addition to three-roomed houses. All houses have a detached latrine.The current initiative at HFH Lesotho is called the BUILD Lesotho Project (Bringing Shelter and United Initiatives to Lift Disadvantaged Children), which is a multi-year project targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the northern districts of Lesotho. Since many OVC families cannot afford minimal loan payments, HFH Lesotho provides fully subsidized homes to ensure their protection. HFH Lesotho also advocates on behalf of vulnerable groups, such as OVC and widows, by disseminating information about inheritance and property rights as well as providing will registration assistance. Through these activities, HFH Lesotho helps vulnerable families in Lesotho improve their lives and protect their futures.
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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