2016 - A year full of inspiring stories!

2016 through the eyes of our GV volunteers and partner families

2016 is coming to an end and our GV volunteers have some interesting stories to share. This is what Habitat for Humanity Colombia’s GV Program looked like through the eyes of our volunteers and beneficiaries:


“Never before had I worked with a Habitat affiliate that was so organized, flexible, accommodating, communicative and dedicated to its mission. HFH Colombia worked tirelessly with us to ensure that we had a meaningful experience on the site and in our reflection meetings. They provided a highly structured schedule that balanced hard work, significant interactions with community members, cultural experiences, history lessons, wonderful meals, and important conversations about poverty, housing solutions and social production of housing.” Augusta F., volunteer HFH Teton Area Team, April 2016




«We have been able to fix more the house after the housing improvement they gave us, we bought some things and thank God we had the finances to put it pretty good, we are very happy for the help they gave us.» María R., beneficiary HFH Lee & Hendry Team, April 2016





“I was thrilled to work on a project that has already strengthened the bonds within the community and will continue to provide social opportunities for generations to come. A highlight of my recent trip to Colombia was meeting the children who designed the playing field we helped build. Their sense of ownership and anticipation encouraged us to work passionately towards completion.” Craig K., volunteer HFH Teton Area Team, April 2016





«Thanks to the improvement you made to the sports field, we hosted for the first time the recreational holidays of mid-year, there are activities all the time and the field is always busy.» Margoth R., comunity leader, Ciudadela Sucre – Soacha





“I love the infrastructure that we are building because I believe in open spaces in communities. It is a big part of what keeps people happy in a community. There are actually many studies that have shown that it decreases depression among communities when they have open spaces and gathering areas, so this is really exciting.” Susan L., volunteer GV High Impact Team, May 2016





Want to learn more? Find more detailed information here or contact us at globalvillage@hphcolombia.org 


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