building a house to sell for profit – Sienna Miller’s sister Savannah is forced to sell her home
I used ton’t mind the heat, I was simply glad to be outside. However, it did slow the speed of our progress at the construction site.
I’ll admit that building houses was not in my own job description. A grin crossed my face, not because I felt much joyful, however because I had been truly content. I welcomed a gentle breeze which unexpectedly swept across the scene and required my own thoughts withit. My mind began to wonder. Just how did I arrive here?
For several years that I had the dream of living abroad, learning a new language and experiencing another culture. Wasn’t there something more alive than regular and monotony? Occasionally I would often wonder if most everyone was really waking at the morning motivated by the work that they were doing and how their lives were unfolding. I had a switch. I desired to become consciously involved in something positive which could provide me with a feeling of purpose. Does that also exist, and if yes where do I subscribe? But, I finally took the initiative and started to realize this fantasy once I traveled to Costa Rica to a whim and found myself volunteering with Habitat for Humanity International. Can anyone really transform the world? I needed to discover.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and activity. Habitat simply started a brand new International Volunteer Program (IVP) for long term volunteers and that I was the initial to go through the program. I felt this was an enormous opportunity since the company was constructed and existed the support of volunteers. Getting started I had been a bit on edge, in due time I found my groove over the Habitat frame. It was unbelievable – I was actually enjoying office work. I participate in the creation of substances like a volunteer manual, interview guides, and test forms. I worked with a taskforce for the continuous advancement of the IVP program. I even administered an on site volunteer training regime at El Salvador. The best part about my job was to work along side other volunteers, people who were there not because that they had to be but have there been only because they wished to become.
As far as the volunteers had been concerned, my role was to coordinate housing and arrival logistics, administer orientations, and support them through the duration of their stay. There was this type of charm between the volunteers I would often take it a step further and plan weekend excursions and after-work excursions. We wound up not just altering the lifestyles of many others, however, shifting the lifestyles of each other.
Normally as I could I would break away from the workplace and accept volunteers build trips to Habitat construction sights throughout Costa Rica. It was heart warming to see firsthand the culmination of one’s work. Out at the sight we’d work together with the benefitting Habitat family that was consistently very receptive, helpful, and appreciative of our help. The scene was a great amalgamation of civilizations, economic backgrounds, and faith. The common bond that tied us together wasn’t that the simple thought of building a home. Just watching everybody else working, laughing, grinning, and sharing generated an atmosphere therefore rich with emotion it made me reconsider how I recognized riches. The home was emblematic of more than only a place of residence. It represented a motto, a coming together, and an inherent understanding of equality that we’ll carry with us to the remainder of our own lives. As cliché as it might sound, it had been true. We’re not just building homes, we were building resides.
Internationally or conflict resolution or human rights, poverty or the environment – it’s disheartening to believe that there are many methods of getting involved and give back to the international community. But these problems exist not to create despair but activity. It doesn’t matter where you begin to start making positive contributions equally for as long when you make the decision to actually start somewhere. Fundamentally, this is one of the toughest decisions to make. Did I eradicate poverty housing? Maybe not even close. Can I succeed? Definitely! The serenity of my experience taught me that I cannot do away with poverty home, that directed me to the answer I was looking for. Perhaps 1 person can’t change the planet, but the planet can certainly change for a single person. And it has this domino effect, that if disperse throughout the globe we can, collectively, reach the unimaginable and make a world that reflects the heat of humankind in the place of its own indifference.