It was our last day in Albany and we spent the morning getting some well deserved rest. After sleeping in for a bit we prepared a large breakfast and got on the road to Americus for a tour of the Global Village. The staff gave us a brief overview of Habitat for Humanity International and then released us for a self-guided tour of the grounds. Global Village is a collection of sample homes that Habitat builds from all over the world.
It was an eye opening experience for us all to see the types of homes people live in around the globe.
Tonight, is our last night with new friends. The group from Sacred Heart University left this morning but our Ohio Northern friends are planning a “social” for tonight and we are looking forward to making our last night the best so far.
Here are some thoughts about our trip from everyone else:
It was amazing to see all of the progress one group of people who barely know each other (in the beginning) can make over the course of only four days. I’m not sure any of us realize the impact that our work is going to make in the life of its future homeowner, but I am sure it has made a lasting effect on me. I feel very lucky to have been a part of the process.
Visiting the Global Village was an extremely eye-opening experience. As I walked through the tin, cardboard and wood shacks I attempted to imagine living day to day in these impoverished conditions, and it was nearly impossible. Realizing that millions of people live this way was both upsetting and inspirational, knowing that Habitat for Humanity is working diligently to better the lives of not only those in our country, but all over the world to help bring equality to all.