Habitat GO Director of Development Shawna Blanchard is headed to Lesotho for her first Habitat Global Village Trip! We’ll be posting updates throughout the week on our Facebook page to chronicle the build of Pelesa and her family’s new home. #WhyIbuild

“Working for Habitat GO has been an extremely rewarding experience.  I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge of our organization by traveling with Habitat for Humanity Global Village.  On April 7th I will arrive in Lesotho, Africa, where I will join of team of ten from around the world.  The family we are building for lives in a shack loosely supported by second-hand iron sheets, which leaks in the rain and barely keeps out the cold.  In one week our team will build a clean and affordable home for this family.  I am honored to have this experience and hope to raise awareness for the need of decent housing both internationally and locally.” – Shawna


More about Habitat Canada’s Global Village Program

Habitat for Humanity Canada invites you to join the thousands of volunteers from around the world who are working hand in hand to eliminate poverty housing one house at a time. Work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own. Join a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team today!

You Can Really Make a Difference!

Global Village teams bring invaluable support to the communities they visit. Their concentrated people power and enthusiasm give homeowners a real boost. More homes are built each year because of the donation Global Village teams make to the hosting Habitat affiliates. Global Village teams are composed of eight to twenty volunteers, and are led by one or two experienced volunteers who are trained and supported by the Global Village staff.

To learn more about Global Village or to apply for a trip click here.

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