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.

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

We also coordinate an annual 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, including our upcoming trips to Costa Rica and Ethiopia, please contact Noah Keller at 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 only 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 these commitments and integrated them into our new strategic plan.

This past winter, we led our inaugural trip to Ethiopia, and celebrated six years of building in Costa Rica.

We invite you read below and learn about how Twin Cities Habitat is changing lives in Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Haiti.

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.

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COSTA RICA

Though Costa Rica has a fairly stable economy, large government deficits, due to interest payments on exorbitant internal debt, have undermined efforts to maintain the quality of social services. Inflation rates remain at more than 10 percent, while an estimated 35 percent of the population lives in inadequate housing.

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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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News

Trip 2, Day 6: Costa Rica Global Village 2017

Guest Blog by Bonnie PowerGlobal Village trip participant It is the last day to see the house and the family - the very last day.  How could that happen?! I am very sad as are all of us....Read more

Trip 2, Day 5: Global Village Costa Rica 2017

Guest Blog by Dave M.Global Village trip participant So here we are at the end of day five, and it's my responsibility to write the blog. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to start, as I have a...Read more

Trip 2, Day 4: Costa Rica Global Village 2017

Guest Blog by Josh M. and Steph M.Global Village trip participants We had another great day on site today! When we arrived, the roof was up so we had some much appreciated shade. We finished all of...Read more

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