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New Houses in Armenia

AMERICUS, Ga. – Habitat for Humanity International is offering a
short term mission trip to Armenia through the Global Village
Department. The trip will take place in August 2002 building houses
with the Armenian Habitat affiliate in Yerevan, Armenia.

Participants in this trip will help working on homes in Yerevan,
the capital of Armenia, and the surrounding regions. Participants
will be building primarily with concrete and ‘toof’, which is a
volcanic stone indigenous to Armenia. Work will be decided according
to the needs of the affiliate at the time of our arrival. It will
range from moving stones for foundation, to constructing walls from
toof blocks, to mixing cement, and so on.

Armenian Habitat is a new affiliate, registered in March 2000, and
has already completed and dedicated ten homes. They plan to finish
fifteen more homes this year including completions of half-built homes
and apartment renovations. This is a wonderful and exciting time to
help this young affiliate achieve their ambitious, but realistic, goals.

Participants are required to pay their own airfare and costs, and a
donation to the local Habitat Affiliate. The money helps to fund
materials for the building of more houses. It costs between US$4500-5000
to build one home in Armenia.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry
dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller,
along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its
affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 80 nations have built and
sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit,
zero-interest mortgages.

For more information on how to participate in these short-term mission
trips, contact Habitat for Humanity International at
1 (800) HABITAT (422-4828) extension 2549.

Rose Morgan
Global Village Coordinator
1-800-422-4828 ext 2326
rmorgan@hfhi.org
www.habitat.org/GV

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