Habitat for Humanity, Vietnam Build, 2015
The team arrived safely in Vietnam prepared to get
to work! Jenn, Sue and Kelly once again proved Women on a Mission’s dedication to “Thinking Global – Keeping Local”. The Vietnam Build, in conjunction with
Habitat for Humanity was comprised of enough dedicated volunteers to build two
homes. The full group was broken into two teams and
worked on two houses.
Women on a Mission extends their sincere thanks to
all who supported this amazing endeavour.
Your generous contributions once again revealed the depth of community
heart which allows Women on a Mission to fulfill its mandate.
The Peru Crew
True to Women on a Mission's mandate, "Thinking global", committee members Kelly Hawkins and Sue Finch recently returned from a humanitarian mission trip in March to Canete, Peru through FOTOCAN, Friends of the Orphans of Canada. FOTOCAN supports orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean for NPH, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, "Our Little Brothers and Sisters".
Leading a group of 20 dedicated volunteers that included Sue's two sons, 17 year old Dylan and 18 year old Jesse, along with their 17 year old friend Matt, they journeyed through the desert to an orphanage in Canete. The group included high school and university students as well as a number of people who previously volunteered at the orphanage. Presently housing 101 children, it is continually expanding and eventually they hope to provide care for 300 children.
"It was an amazing experience", said Hawkins, "The children were wonderful and we hope we can continue to help those who need it and so appreciate it."
Their days were filled with several construction projects, as well as gardening and planting. Lots of time was spent with the babies and kinders as well as walking tours with the older children. The older boys capped a day at the beach by collecting hundreds of small crabs for their soup pot.