Team Goal: $14,000
Paraguay is the third poorest country in South America, and few government-funded housing assistance programs exist here. More than 1.1 million individuals suffer from extreme poverty, earning less than $1 a day. Approximately 750,000 families in Paraguay lack adequate housing, and 15,000 new homes are needed each year.
Habitat for Humanity Paraguay, founded in 1998, is working to make a positive impact on the availability of adequate, affordable housing here. During its first decade, Habitat Paraguay built more than 1,400 houses, providing decent homes for more than 7,000 people.
Each housing project is unique and adapts to the needs of the families and communities where Habitat Paraguay builds. All of Habitat Paraguay’s housing solutions — traditional homes, "progressive" homes, additions, repairs or improvements — are simple and economical and use highly durable materials, such as clay bricks, concrete floors and Spanish tile roofs. Using a variety of approaches allows Habitat Paraguay to serve more families and increase the availability of simple, decent, affordable housing.
We invite you to join our Global Village team in partnering with families in need to help build safe, affordable, decent homes. There are many ways to be a part of this vital project. You can donate to an individual team member, and you can also share this cause with people in your network. By clicking on the “Share” buttons at the upper right of this page, you can share a link and information about this page on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and other social media sites. You can also use the email tool to invite others to join in partnering with families in need.
Visit this page often. We will post updates, add video and photos, and keep you informed about our progress in Paraguay. Working together, we can create positive change. Thank you for becoming a part of the Global Village experience!
About Global Village
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 safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. 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 get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.