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Dec 2010 Habitat World

Dec 2010 Habitat World

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December 2010
WHAT WILLYOUBUILD?
 
HabitatWorld
IN THIS ISSUE:
An American folk icon lends hisvoice to Habitat efforts in NewYork’s Hudson Valley
A HIS VERY MOMEN,
in locations all around the world, Habitat volunteers, supportersand partner families are building, renovating and repairing houses. Teir work strengthensfamilies, cultivates better communities and creates a world of hope. Help make it happen.
December 2010
 
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HABITAT WORLD HABITAT.ORG
Foundations
 
From Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford 
 I
n this issue o 
Habitat World 
, on ourwebsite and through a series o radioand television public service an-nouncements, we have been askingthe question “What Will You Build?”We know that our eforts are aboutmore than building, repairing andrenovating houses. Habitat or Humanity builds hope, community, educational op-portunities, health benets and so muchmore — now to an even greater degree.Because o the support o readers likeyou, Habitat was able to serve 74,960 ami-lies around the world last year. In the daysahead, we will build on that inspirationalnumber through your continued generosity and dedication.Every day, I see the things that Habitatbuilds. Faith, or example. Countless volun-teers, homeowners, donors and even by-standers have understood God in amazingnew ways as compassionate people aroundthe globe reach out to help neighbors. Godcontinues to stir in my heart when I see thedreadul shelter conditions that some mustendure. But I am also privileged to look into eyes that sparkle with hope and prom-ise when amilies celebrate moving into aplace they can call home.Recently in Zambia, I witnessed justone example o Habitat’s incredible impact.Seventeen-year-old Dorcas suddenly oundhersel as head o her household aer herather died and her mother le home oneday and never returned. Te crude shelterin which Dorcas lived with her siblingsprovided little protection or the two oldestgirls who were assaulted repeatedly by menwho cut their way through the tarp sides o the lean-to at night.For Dorcas, a Habitat home means hav-ing a sae place with doors she can lock.In the lives o orphaned and vulnerablechildren, Habitat is building security andreassurance.I would also say that Habitat buildsbridges. Not long ago, I visited a once- vibrant North Carolina community thathad allen into neglect and decay. o createa vision or revitalization, Habitat leadersmet with residents. Soon, local ocials rec-ognized the importance o this area to thehistory — and uture — o the entire com-munity. Businesses and aith-based groupscame orward with unding and volunteerlabor. Neighborhood leaders and schools joined in. And so, in the Cherry Streetcommunity, Habitat is building a bridgebetween a historic past and tomorrow’sopportunities.As you turn these pages, you will seecompelling photographic evidence o themany things that Habitat builds, o how ourcombined eforts impact more and moreamilies and utures. I thank you or yourunceasing support and ask you to think se-riously about how else you can help. Whatwill you build?
JONATHAN T.M. RECKFORD
Chief Executive OfficerHabitat for Humanity International
Imagine the Diference
 
WHO WE ARE
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christianhousing ministry that works both to eliminatepoverty housing around the world and to makeadequate housing a matter of conscience andaction. Habitat welcomes to the table partnersfrom any faith — or from no faith — who arewilling to pick up a hammer to help improve thelives of families needing decent shelter.
WHAT WE DO
Habitat for Humanity organizations build,renovate and repair houses in partnershipwith people in need of adequate housing.Homeowners are selected locally by Habitatorganizations based on their need for housing,ability to repay a no-profit loan and willingnessto partner with Habitat. Loan repaymentscontribute to help build and repair additionalhouses. Because Habitat’s loans are no-profit,they are affordable for low-income partners.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Habitat World 
magazine is the educational, infor-mational and outreach publication of Habitat forHumanity International. Its purpose is to furtherHabitat’s goal of eliminating inadequate and pov-erty housing as a demonstration of the gospelof Jesus Christ, and to raise awareness of theissues involved in this work throughout the orga-nization and the world community.
Habitat World 
 is free to anyone who wishes to receive it.
LET US HEAR FROM YOU
Habitat World 
, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA31709-3498, habitatworld@habitat.org,(800) HABITAT, (229) 924-6935fax (229) 931-9629
FOR SUBSCRIPTION CHANGES
Call the number above or e-mailpublicinfo@habitat.org.
Habitat World 
can be read online athabitat.org and is available on request in Braille.Circulation: 1,043,768Copyright ©2010
Habitat World 
(ISSN: 0890–958X) is publishedquarterly by Habitat for Humanity® International,121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709–3498.Vol. 27, No. 4. December 2010.
The Publication of Habitat for Humanity International 
 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR 
Jennifer Lindsey
 
MANAGING EDITOR 
Shala Carlson 
ASSISTANT EDITOR 
Rebekah Daniel 
PHOTO EDITOR 
Bob Jacob 
PRINT SUPERVISOR 
Mike Chapman 
DESIGN
Journey Group, Inc.
HabitatWorld
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DECEMBER 2010 HABITAT.ORG
 
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Your content guide to
 
Habitat World
 
IN EVERY ISSUE
FOUNDATIONS:
Habitat for Humanity International CEO JonathanReckford asks “What Will You Build?” 
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HABITATLAS:
 
Poets Build in SouthKorea; Habitat Haiti continues to make progress; a Dutch foundation supportsrenovation projects in Central Asia.
PAGE 4
FIELD NOTES:
Located in New York’sHudson Valley, Habitat Greater Newburghhighlights its community-changing workwith a concert headlined by the legendary Pete Seeger.
PAGE 25
ON THE COVER
In this special year-endissue,
Habitat World 
sharesa collection of powerfulimages from some of themany places where Habitatis making a difference. Theparticulars of Habitat’s workaround the world differfrom place to place, but thegoal is always the same— the creation of decent,affordable housing.
Photos by Steffan Hacker,Ezra Millstein and Mikel Flamm
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 FEATURES
THE BIG PICTURE
In this special year-end issue,
Habitat World 
sharesa collection o powerul images rom some o themany places around the world where Habitat makesa diference daily.• Facing challenges in Paraguay 
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• Struggling toward home in Seattle
PAGE 12
• Knowing home in Omaha, Neb.
PAGE 15
• Rolling up sleeves outside Hong Kong
PAGE 16
• Finishing construction in Kyrgyzstan
PAGE 18
• Learning and building in North Carolina
PAGE 19
• Seeing a diference in Downey, Cali.
PAGE 21
• Creating community in Ethiopia
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In Kumsangir, Tajikistan,carpenter Misbuhiddin Salimhelps to renovate a Habitat home.Microloans from Habitat Tajikistanallow partner families to winterizetheir dwellings, making them warmerand healthier places to live.

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