This blog was guest written by Habitat Wake staff member, Angie Rizzo.
After an hour long bumpy bus ride from the streets of what could be considered a South American New York City to the dusty dirt roads that intersect the village, we exited the bus into Romina and Lucas's front yard. Before the whole group was off the bus Romina began greeting us with a hug and a kiss and the excitement was clearly visible on Aure's face.
This blog post was guest written by Habitat Wake volunteer, John Twomey.
We again leveraged our commute to engage in some "reflections". The topic was how did our experiences and perception of Argentina so far meet or not meet our expectations. For the most part we felt that Argentina has an image of being a somewhat wealthy country. Certainly not like the poverty one finds in Malawi or Cambodia where some of us have built in past trips. Yet, there is clearly Argentine poverty when you get outside the city.
This blog post was guest written by Habitat Wake volunteer, Laura Ogle.
Today was our first official “work” day and what better way to start it off than with a group reflection to share with one another why we’ve all come together in this beautiful country to help make a difference.
After an hour long bus journey with views ranging from the city high rise buildings to the city’s high rising slums, what an honor to have our team orientation at the National office with none ofter than Ana Cutts, the National Director.
Race is more than a category assigned to a person based on physical or social traits. Race is a manufactured idea that deliberately limits people of color.
This is not a revolutionary statement, but it is good to be reminded often, and that’s what Habitat Wake’s leadership and board hoped to do by attending Alexa Broderick’s Equity Paradigm workshop last week.
During a weather emergency, where you live and the condition of your home is critical.
Even though it quickly downgraded, Hurricane Florence has deeply affected the coasts of North and South Carolina and is hitting communities hard. Widespread flooding, debris, loss of power, and downed trees threatened homes, livelihood, and well being.