Philippines - Stearney Team: "The Star Throwers"

Philippines - Stearney Team: "The Star Throwers"

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Habitat for Humanity Global Village
Team Captain:
Michael Stearney
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$14,990

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Goal: $14,600

From Philippines - Stearney Team: "The Star Throwers"

10 students from UW-Green Bay will travel to Bicol, Philippines in August to build homes and hope for families there. Our fundraising goal is in sight. Help us achieve it!

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about 1 year ago

Our group has worked hard with fundraisers and personal requests to families, friends, the UW-Green Bay community and our faith communities to reach our campaign goal for the Phillipines-Stearney team. Besides the ShareHabitat website, we have collected additional contributions in the form of checks and cash that brings us to within $5000 of our goal. Can you help us cross the finish line in the next 3 weeks? You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://share.habitat.org/gv15340

About The Team

About the Team

This is an unique Global Village trip, where students from the United States, Japan and the Philippines will come together to build homes and hope in Bicol.  Our team will represent the United States on this trip.  Our team leader, Mike Stearney, is the advisor of our college chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. We are 10 students-- sophomores through recent graduate-- and most of us have been on one or more Collegiate Challenge build trips in the US.   We are not seasoned travelers and we are certainly not skilled home builders.  But what we lack in experience we more than make up for with our passion for Habitat for Humanity and our enthusiasm about this incredible opportunity.  

About the Philippines

Poverty remains largely a rural phenomenon in the Philippines, but as the country urbanizes, poverty has become more evident in towns and cities. By 2025, more than half of the urban dwellers will be poor.  In Metro Manila, more than 126,000 families live in slums, often on exposed riverbanks, garbage dumps and alongside polluted highways and railroads.

Since 1988, Habitat for Humanity Philippines has played an active role in providing decent, durable and affordable housing for families in need. Through a network of project offices in rural and urban areas, Habitat Philippines has built and repaired tens of thousands of homes. Habitat has also assisted more than 5,000 families displaced by typhoons, fire and landslides.

Habitat Philippines uses mainly a “Building in Stages” housing microfinance model for the construction of small core houses. Once the initial mortgage has been repaid, home partners can take out another mortgage to add new rooms or facilities. Through its urban renewal program, Habitat Philippines also builds efficient and affordable medium-rise condominium-type structures in areas where land is scarce and expensive. In addition to homes, Habitat Philippines builds classrooms with the help of various corporate supporters.

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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 

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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Michael Stearney posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Crossing the finish line

Our group has worked hard with fundraisers and personal requests to families, friends, the UW-Green Bay community and our faith communities to reach our campaign goal for the Phillipines-Stearney team. Besides the ShareHabitat website, we have collected additional contributions in the form of checks and cash that brings us to within $5000 of our goal. Can you help us cross the finish line in the next 3 weeks? You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://share.habitat.org/gv15340

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