Habitat for Humanity Guatemala

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Charitable Organization
Antigua
February 1, 2012 - 8:39pm
Guatemala
All of Guatemala
Kat de Ocampo
More than 20
Construction / Housing
Description:

Habitat for Humanity Guatemala has been providing Guatemalan families in need with safe, decent housing since 1979. Building between 2500 and 3000 housing solutions a year, we are Habitat for Humanity’s largest affiliate, to-date having built over 34,000 housing solutions across Guatemala. We operate according to Christian principles, but accept and appreciate volunteers, staff, and families of all faiths or no faith at all.
Volunteer mobilization is critical to HFH Guatemala’s work. Local and international volunteers play an important role in HFHG’s success by both helping us build homes and filling certain staff positions. Each year we receive around 1500 international volunteers who come to Guatemala through Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village volunteer program to help our partner families build their homes. We are able to host these Global Village volunteers thanks to many longer-term volunteers who work with us for terms of one to two years. Excellent management of all of our volunteers, both long-term and short, is key to our organizational growth. All our volunteers serve as ambassadors for our program and mission, showing others HFH Guatemala’s work and the effect it has on thousands of families in Guatemala.

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Commentaries / Experiences

1/27/12

Si, yo fui voluntario en el proyecto de HFH en Aguacatan cerca a Huehuetenango entre 1977 y 1979. Trabajamos en la construccion de vivienda con un cooperativo de familias indigenas Cristianas que son mayormente agricultores en el cultivo de ajo. Tambien les ensenamos algonos mejoras con sistemas de tecnolia apropriado como mejores estufas y latrinas para sus casas. Soy arquitecto de Ohio y ahora vivo den Colombia con mi esposa y ninos donde ayudamos con una escuela misionara.

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