From Detroit to South Africa with Habitat for Humanity!
Organized by: Mandy + Jessie
Mandy + Jessie via Crowdrise
June 25, 2014
EVENT DATE Jul 08, 2014
in a world where everyone has a place to live.
that people need a hand up, not a hand out.
building relationships breaks down barriers.
goodwill through action creates real change.
This August, we'll embark on a 10-day volunteer trip with Habitat for Humanity to Cape Town, South Africa. We'll sweat and smile side-by-side local workers and our host family, building a home and hope with every brick laid.
We're thrilled to travel to a new country, immerse ourselves intimately within its culture, learn about its complicated history with those that have lived and shaped it firsthand, and utilize our blessings to give a family a hand up, not a hand out, for a better future. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference uniting as co-workers, and we couldn’t do it without you!
We need your help to make a difference.
Thank you for supporting us!
Mandy + Jessie
About Habitat for Humanity South Africa
The crowded, impoverished conditions of South Africa’s urban townships have been well documented over the years. Conditions have improved since racial apartheid came to an end in South Africa in the 1990s, but change has not come rapidly enough to many urban settings.
The township of Mfuleni is a prime example. In an area developed to hold a population of 7,000, more than 25,000 people are crammed into substandard housing units. Most of this increase is due to families who fled recent flooding that washed through surrounding townships.
On the eastern bank of South Africa’s Eerste River near Cape Town:
· 47% of the population lives in poverty housing
· 57% of people age 15-65 are unemployed
· 69% have no piped water
· 47% have no bathroom facilities
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. The organization 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.