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Volunteer and Supporter Stories - Africa/Middle East


The dream team in Mughu
MUGHU, CAMEROON – 2010. Jim Douglas spent ten days in Mughu, Cameroon, on a Global Village volunteer trip. Here he reflects upon his time on the build site and his special experiences.


Egypt – January 17-19, 2006
In many ways, this is the essence of the Habitat for Humanity program in Egypt – strengthened at all levels by partnership, cooperation and a shared focus on Habitat’s mission to lift people out of poverty housing.


The Noble Worker – Father Michael O’Keeffe
In May 1959 a young man from Dromin Muldagin in Clare County Ireland who grew up on a farm dreamt of going into politics. On the 28th of that month everything changed.


January 11-12, 2006 – Ghana
I had never been to Africa before setting out on this journey. But I had long dreamed of visiting this continent of diverse nations and cultures. The proud and progressive West African nation of Ghana is a fitting first stop.


A Priceless Experience
My time with Habitat Jordan has been incredible. Words cannot express the richness of experiences I have had here. It all started during the summer of 2004. I was a Habitat for Humanity Fellow at Sterling College in Sterling, KS.


Women building in Malawi
The banging of tools, sweat, non-stop work and laughter characterized Women Build 2006, held on October 14 in Area 49 in Lilongwe, Malawi.


Angelina and the Global Village team
I would like to share a story about the construction of a new life. Angelina Cossa does not know her own age because she never went to school. Her closest family members, who also never went to school, think she might be around 75 years old.


Dirk Nowitzki Foundation raises funds for 17 houses for Senegal
In December 2009, the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation donated $20 000 to Habitat for Humanity Senegal to rehabilitate 17 houses for low income Senegalese families in Keur Mbaye Fall, a suburb of Dakar.

South Africa

SA Youth Build to serve 45 families
While soccer fans will be streaming to South Africa in June, Habitat for Humanity South Africa is planning to join with thousands of volunteers from across Gauteng, Western Cape & KwaZulu-Natal who will participate in a five day, 45 house blitz build.

Habitat for Humanity and NBA Cares: A global partnership
NBA players and coaches partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa, as well as Habitat’s Africa and the Middle East regional office for a build day sponsored by the Pagliuca family on Sept. 7.


Habitat for Humanity Great Britain rises to the Challenge
During the week of January 27, 2008, a team of 16 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Great Britain (HFHGB) were in Tanzania for the Board and Patrons Zanzibar Challenge 2008.

Movenpick Hotel partners with Habitat for Humanity Africa and the Middle East
March 1, 2008, marked the official launch of a partnership between Movenpick Hotel & Resorts’ Africa Division and Habitat for Humanity Africa and the Middle East.

Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel and Habitat for Humanity are proud to announce the launch of a partnership
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa division and Habitat for Humanity Africa and the Middle East, announce today the launch of a unique partnership.

African work puts Habitat for Humanity mission in focus
Returning to their Green Bay work site for the first time in 2007, Jeff Carels and Kathi Kampen were greeted by temperatures 100 degrees cooler than they’d become used to.