Global Village

Argentina Bound

Argentina Bound

I’m heading to Argentina with Habitat’s Global Village program in July. This is my 11th Habitat trip, but my first time with Habitat in South America. It’s also my first Habitat trip in an urban environment. I’m used to being in small communities, where we […]

Bird People

Bird People

Our driver and guide in Kenya, Saidi, is also a bird watcher. We both had our binoculars and he had his guide book. (I didn’t realize before that bringing your own binoculars marks you as a bird person, but now I know). We were driving […]

Kenya

Kenya

In Kenya our build site was down the highway, then two dirt roads, then a path, then a field, so there wasn’t even a town – just a small community. They were incredibly welcoming and we had a great time. They build brick houses from […]

New and Old

New and Old

Sometimes it’s difficult to convey the difference in the housing that we build on a Global Village build versus the house that the family had before. Here’s the old house that Felixmina and Alvaro use to have with their new house in the background. The […]

Ethiopian Duck Duck Goose

Ethiopian Duck Duck Goose

Everyone sits in a circle, and one person walks around with a piece of cloth. There a song about a hyena and suddenly the cloth is dropped behind someone and the chase is on. It’s an Ethiopian version of Duck Duck Goose and the kids […]