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As part of our new four-year strategic plan, Impact 2020, Twin Cities Habitat has set a goal of increasing support for the Global Impact Fund by twenty-five percent, to $1,000,000 over the next four years. These resources will be raised to support our partner affiliates in Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Haiti. Read below to learn about our global partnerships.

Additionally, Twin Cities Habitat leads Global Village Trips, offering local volunteers an opportunity to connect with these affiliates and bring the mission to life.

Annually, we coordinate a Global Village Gone Local build week on one of our local sites to reunite past Global Village participants, connect the work locally and raise financial support for the local and global mission. To learn more about our Global Engagement opportunities, please contact Noah Keller at globalvillage@tchabitat.org.

Upcoming Trips

Dominican Republic
February 3 - 11, 2018

Nicaragua
March 10 - 18, 2018

Approximate cost of each trip per person is $1,400 plus airfare. Interested in voluteering on one of these trips? Email globalvillage@tchabitat.org.

Opportunities

TWIN CITIES HABITAT’S GLOBAL VILLAGE TRADITION

Since Twin Cities Habitat’s inception in 1985, more than $3,000,000 has been pledged to support our international partners, making Twin Cities Habitat one of a handful of affiliates to surpass this major milestone in support of the global mission.

In 2010, Twin Cities Habitat made a four-year commitment to focus this financial support on Habitat for Humanity’s work in Costa Rica and Haiti. In 2013, we announced a new partnership with Habitat in Ethiopia. In 2015, we renewed our commitments with Ethiopia and Haiti by integrating them into our new strategic plan.

In 2016, we led our inaugural trip to Ethiopia, and in 2018 we will be exploring new partnerships in Latin America.

We invite you read below and learn about how Twin Cities Habitat is changing lives in partnership with Ethiopia, Haiti, and this year's new partners.

GLOBAL VILLAGE LOCAL BUILD WEEK

Have you participated in a Global Village trip before, or would you like to learn more about these opportunities? Each summer, past trip participants reunite to build for a week as volunteers on a Habitat home here in the Twin Cities. 

Thanks to everyone who supported our third annual Global Village Gone Local build! Stay tuned for info about the next opportunity to build with fellow team members and raise awareness for affordable housing here and around the world!

Email globalvillage@tchabitat.org for more information and to sign up for this year's local build.

Partner Affiliates & Build Location

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ETHIOPIA

Twin Cities Habitat is excited to introduce Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia as our newest tithe partner! In recent years, nearly 47% of our homebuyers here in the Twin Cities have their roots in Ethiopia, and we are looking forward to furthering this connection and improving housing conditions in that country.

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HAITI

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Thousands of buildings and homes were destroyed. Millions of people were affected and more than 1 million people were left displaced or homeless. No one yet knows when Haiti will be ready to take on volunteer groups so there is no plan currently to include this as a tithe partner trip. 

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Dominican Republic
(next trip: February 3 - 11, 2018)

Habitat Dominican Republic began in 1986 and has partnered with more than 12,000 families to improve their housing situations and increase stability to their lives. While many projects are new construction homes, it is also common for Habitat to work to strengthen existing structures in which families already live. The hurricanes of 2017 caused significant damage and distress in the Dominican Republic; Habitat Dominican Republic knows it will be part of the recovery efforts for years to come, as it has been after past disasters such as Hurricane George in 1998. Currently, there are home improvement and homebuilding projects in Haina, Los Alcarrizos, Samana, and San Juan.

Nicaragua
(next trip: March 10 - 18, 2018)

Operating in the 2nd most impoverished nation in the Western Hemisphere since 1984, Habitat Nicaragua has partnered with over 5,000 families to improve existing housing and sanitation situations and to build new affordable houses, including seed houses. These seed house projects are more affordable as they essentially consist of half a house, with future roof material used as a temporary wall on one side. Families can complete the homes incrementally with Habitat or on their own, but the concrete floor, bathroom, electric service, and earthquake-resistant construction provide significant health and safety improvements from the start. Habitat Nicaragua is currently active in the communities of Esteli, Managua, Masaya, and Matagalpa.

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