Posts tagged with “Home Building”

A place to go home to in El Salvador

Thursday, 26 January, 2012

Today’s story takes us further north to Central America – in La Libertad, in the municipality of San José Villanueva.

Amway El Salvador worked with Habitat for Humanity to hold a “Buy a Brick” campaign, where Amway matched donations by its distributors and employees.

More than $14,000 was raised for the project, covering the construction of two homes for families in need.

In October, Amway distributors and employees dedicated three days of volunteer time to build with the families, who now live in their own homes.

Check in tomorrow to see our next project in Costa Rica!

Renovating homes in Brazil

Tuesday, 24 January, 2012

Continuing our series on home building in Central and South America, today we travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a Habitat for Humanity project that took place in September

At the Jardim Vale das Flores (“Garden Valley of the Flowers”), Amway distributors and employees renovated two homes for families in need.

Amway volunteers participated in the renovations, as well as donated $4,700 to cover the expenses.

Amway Brazil is also working with Habitat for Humanity to identify projects to support families that were devastated by severe flooding in Rio de Janeiro, with new homes to be built in 2012.

Watch for our next story from Colombia tomorrow!

Habitat home tour: first stop – Argentina

Monday, 23 January, 2012

There have been so many home building and renovation projects through Habitat for Humanity for families in need over the last year, that we are dedicating an entire week to follow the stories across six countries.

Our first stop is in Argentina, in La Matanza, a province of Buenos Aires. There, Amway Argentina worked with its distributors to launch a “Buy a Brick” campaign to raise money for family homes. They raised money by selling special Amway cleaning kits, as well as donating a portion of the annual renewal fees to the campaign.

They raised $8,000 to go toward the construction of a new home for a family, which took place in September.

Watch for our next story from Brazil tomorrow!