As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, member of the Women’s Build, and a member of the Board of Directors at Oregon Tradeswomen, Sara is the kind of person who knows what it means to be a part of a community. And that is exactly what brought her to the Habitat family.
Today was our last work day in Ethiopia which involved one last push to get the jobs done. That included having the walls on three bathroom buildings 12 bricks high and mixing and pouring the concrete for two kitchens.
During our rides in the van to and from the build site and as we share meals together with the Habitat Ethiopia staff, we’ve come to understand more of the historical, economic, and political forces shaping the growth of the slums and the push and pull between tradition and modernity that people experience here. One thing everyone agrees on: everyone deserves a decent place to live.
This year marks 10 years of the Portland community financially supporting Habitat Ethiopia and the milestone of $1 million sent to provide decent housing with access to safe water and sanitation for more than 2,000 people