Ségolène Babiarz fundraising for Guatemala - '17 Babiarz Team

Ségolène Babiarz

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Guatemala - '17 Babiarz Team
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$18,300

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Days Left: 0
Goal: $20,000

From Ségolène Babiarz

"What the poor needs is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co- workers" Clarence Jordan. "Let us not live with words or speech but with actions and in Truth".

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About Me

I'm a Lover of Life, People, and God, working to help those who live in the margins. Together, we can be Greater and fight for social justice. Please pitch in: $10, $25, $100 or more if you can. Your donation will go straight to our Global Village funds for our Build in Guatemala next October. With $300 we can equip one family with a Healthy Home kit: a sanitary latrine, a water filter and a smokeless stove to improve their hygiene and living conditions drastically. How many families will we touch with YOUR HELP? Support Habitat For Humanity Guate and help us build a World where everyone has a decent place to live.

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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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