Enhancing the well-being of marginalized communities through volunteerism

Habitat for Humanity Malawi recently hosted the second cohort of Global Village volunteers from the Netherlands. The Rabobank Group 1 worked tirelessly to provide support in constructing two, 3 roomed houses Joseph Village in Traditional Authority Kabudula, Lilongwe district.

The Group weaved their aspirations and immersed themselves in the community and culture to learn more about the country and experience its unique aspects. Annemieke van Dijk, a Global Village volunteer, expressed her sincere appreciation for the warm welcome extended by HFH Malawi and the communities they were assisting.

Solobati Mailosi Nthala, one of the house recipients from Josephy Village in T/A Kabudula, could not hide his excitement about being a beneficiary to one of the houses during the farewell ceremony for the Rabobank Group held on April 12, 2024.

He commended the team for demonstrating unity and solidarity transcending geographical boundaries and identities by collectively enhancing the well-being of vulnerable communities by creating thriving environments that they can consider home.

The beneficiaries witnessed the completion of two houses within an impressive four-day period. The houses are currently at about 95% completion, with only the finishing touches remaining. Their unwavering support has played a crucial role in Habitat for Humanity Malawi’s efforts to promote its belief that safe and affordable housing offers a way out of poverty.

During the farewell ceremony, HFH Malawi’s programs and finance managers graced the ceremony to bid farewell to the volunteers and to thank them for the great sacrifice they made by coming to Malawi to transform the lives of the two beneficiary families.

The Rabobank Group 1 of Global Village Volunteers from the Netherlands was in Malawi for seven days.

HFH Malawi is excited to continue fostering these partnerships and welcoming more volunteers from around the world as they work together to build a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to call home.