Heather Bogue fundraising for Guatemala - '17 Babiarz Team

Heather Bogue

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Guatemala - '17 Babiarz Team
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$1,960

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Goal: $2,500

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To help families in need while learning and participating in their local culture

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7 months ago

Hi, I'm just getting started on planning this trip to go build with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala. This organization is one that I have wanted to work with for a long time and I am thrilled to finally be doing so. Any and all help is so appreciated.

About Me

I'm a chef/runner/writer/traveler who loves experiencing new things. I've been in and out of professional kitchens for over ten years and while cooking I've always been lucky enough to travel to some incredible places. This is my first trip with Habitat for Humanity and is something that has been on my bucket list for years. I'm thrilled to be going to Guatemala to help local families in need, experience local life and learn about farming and regional cuisine.

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One of the most significant challenges to housing in Guatemala is access to land. Many low-income families have no legal proof that they own the land they inhabit. These properties rarely have basic utilities and are often located in vulnerable areas, such as ravines and riverbanks. Even when a family has moderate income or has managed to save a small amount of money, obtaining a loan to purchase land or buy a home is often a challenge.

Habitat's Response

Established in 1979 to improve the lives of low-income families in Guatemala through the construction of adequate, affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala was the first Habitat organization in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Since the construction of its first home more than 30 years ago, Habitat Guatemala has served more than 32,000 families and has extended its work to each of the country’s 22 states. Habitat for Humanity does much more than just build houses, including raising awareness about the need for adequate housing, advocating for improved housing policy, and much more. 

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 has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People 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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7 months ago

Update #1

Hi, I'm just getting started on planning this trip to go build with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala. This organization is one that I have wanted to work with for a long time and I am thrilled to finally be doing so. Any and all help is so appreciated.

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