Reflections from our build and cultural activities in Panajachel, Guatemala: During our 9-day trip, our team helped to build “healthy home kits,” which included smokeless stoves, latrines, and water filters, alongside the recipient families and community.
Our trip was designed to immerse and educate: We worked alongside indigenous Mayan families and met women at weaving cooperatives where we became students of their craft and learned how they strengthen their livelihoods. We also deconstructed women’s issues in Guatemala in order to better understand Habitat’s community-driven approach. … More “Healthy Homes” in Guatemala
Reflections from the Habitat build and cultural activities in Chiapas, Mexico: During our 9-day trip to Mexico, our team stayed in the historic city of San Cristobal de las Casas, located in the Central Highlands region of the country and considered the cultural capital of Chiapas.
Throughout the week, we helped build a house and renovate the walls, foundation, and floor alongside the recipient family who was of the indigenous group Tzotzil Maya. Built into the work week were a few cultural activities and site seeing in and around the beautiful, historic city of Chiapas. … More Memories of Maya Mexico
Reflections from the Habitat build and cultural activities in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: During our 10-day trip to the southern Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap in Vietnam, our team built two brick homes alongside two recipient families within one close-knit community along the banks of the Mekong River.
Our project focused on assisting low-income households affected by the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, like flooding. Built into the work week were a few cultural and site seeing activities, like basket weaving and learning about the lotus flower industry. … More Views from Vibrant Vietnam
Today was our first day on the build! Since we had two houses to work on, we were split up into two groups: five of us when to the house that was almost completed (Odilia’s house), while eight of us went to the new house to begin the work (Griselda’s house). … More Greetings from Guatemala
Our first day on the road to Mediaș, the medieval city where the Habitat build would take place! It was about a 5-hour drive from Bucharest to Mediaș, but luckily we had a cultural activity along the way. … More Writing from Regal Romania