Stories

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The power of volunteering

On his first day as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, sometime in the mid-1980s, Cliff Popejoy, an air quality scientist, decided to give the electricians a hand. Although seemingly simple at the time, that decision would go on to change the trajectory of Cliff’s life in ways he couldn’t have imagined. 

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Innovating and offering skills training in Sri Lanka

Good news spreads fast in Thushanthini’s village of Navagirinagar, located in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. So, of course, in February 2018, the talk of the town was her newly constructed Habitat home made from compressed stabilized earth blocks or CSEBs.

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Helping families make vital changes

Miriam lives in the San Pedro de Macorís province of the Dominican Republic with her family. By partnering with Habitat Dominican Republic and working directly with a Habitat engineer, they were able to complete several project that helped increase her family’s safety and security.

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