Tagged with Volunteer Vacation

HFHI Women Build 2017 Paraguay – Farewell

HFHI Women Build 2017 Paraguay – Farewell

You may not think five days of manual labor goes by as quickly as it did for our team of 16 Global Village volunteers, at least if you aren’t used to digging ditches, back-filling foundations and mixing concrete by hand.  Let me assure you, not one of us does any of these things as our … Continue reading

In Defense of Leaving Home

In Defense of Leaving Home

Growing up in a blue-collar middle class family in western Pennsylvania, leaving home meant visiting my grandparents who lived about a 20-minute car ride away.   Their small home in the city was my favorite place to be and if felt different enough from my split level suburban house to satiate my desire to travel.  Leaving … Continue reading

HFHI Global Village Salima, Malawi – Farewell

HFHI Global Village Salima, Malawi – Farewell

Crafting an interesting and worthy end-of-build post has become increasingly difficult. Looking back I realize they sound the same. Not a bad thing, but perhaps teetering on boring. The countries are all so different, the culture and the homeowners too, but the emotions remain the same. Each time I want to tell you that we’ve … Continue reading