Join us in building homes, community and hope in Malawi this August
In a country where over 15% of children are orphaned before they turn 18, Habitat’s work is playing an important role in providing housing and security for children.[ii] This August, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will partner with Habitat Malawi to support homebuilding efforts for these vulnerable families. A team of 12 local residents will travel to Salima, Malawi where most homes have a thatched roof and dirt floor. During the trip the team will work to build an adobe brick or cinderblock home for a family in need. On their off day, participants will visit the Kungorni Cultural Center to visit a game reserve and participate in traditional dances.
This will be PHFH’s seventh Global Village trip since 2012 and spaces are still available to join this once in a lifetime opportunity to serve. The team will depart Pensacola on August 3rd and spend August 5th-12th with Habitat Malawi, returning to Pensacola on August 14th. The cost of the trip is $1,700 per person (which includes all meals, lodging, local transportation, guides and translators, and trip medical insurance). Airfare to and from Lilongwe International Airport in Malawi (estimated $2,400) is not included. Online fundraising opportunities are available through PHFH and small scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For more information, please contact Melanie Jacobi, Director of Volunteer Services at (850) 434-5456 x140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[i] Mumderani’s story and quotes provided by Habitat for Humanity International. http://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/malawi-2016_0.pdf. Accessed 1/25/2017.
[ii] https://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/malawi_statistics.html. Accessed 1/25/2017.