“Habitat gives us an opportunity which is very difficult to find: to reach out and work side by side with those who never have had a decent home—but work with them on a completely equal basis. It’s not a big-shot, little-shot relationship. It’s a sense of equality.”

— Jimmy Carter

HFH Ethiopia: Jonathan Reckford travels to build

After months of anticipation — and yet not having time to think too much about a trip I still considered far into the future — I am boarding a plane with my daughter for Ethiopia. We are heading to Addis Ababa on a Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer trip to help families improve their living conditions. Among those joining us are some of my classmates from the Stanford...

Assisting families affected by drought

While Ethiopia continues to reel from the impacts of the El Niño-induced drought occurred in 2016, a new drought affects millions of people in southern and eastern low lands.  At least 8.5 million people need emergency food assistance.  As water sources have dried up, 10.5 million people are affected by lack of drinking water. The 2016 assessment indicates that millions of people...

This Stuff Really Works!

The “stuff” that Habitat does in Ethiopia really works. My wife Liz and I have been volunteering with Habitat Global Village teams in Ethiopia for almost eight years.  We were on both the first and the last GV teams to visit Debre Marcos – and the progress made in the intervening period was wonderful to behold. Liz was...

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