Located in the heart of South America, Paraguay is bordered by Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. This “island surrounded by land” consists of a relaxed riverside capital, historic Jesuit missions, several national parks, and the vast, arid Chaco. Paraguay is home to 6.7 million people, nearly a quarter of whom live below the poverty line in overcrowded, unsafe, or otherwise inadequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity of Paraguay works to address the housing crisis through new home construction and other housing solutions like repairs, bathrooms, and additions. HFH Paraguay has been a tithe partner with Habitat Colorado since 2011, when HFHC last visited with a Global Village team of 40 volunteers. Since that time, HFHC has invested nearly $51,000 in tithe contributions. This July, HFHC is sponsoring another team to help build homes, deepen our relationship, and learn about HFH Paraguay’s ongoing work. Join us in partnering with Habitat Paraguay to help bring strength, stability and independence to a family in need of a decent place to live. As we build with the partner family, we’ll have the opportunity to get to know the local community, eat traditional food, and experience life inside the culture. After volunteering during the day, we’ll have free time in the evenings relaxation and reflection. During our day off, we’ll explore the area in and around Asuncion. In order to better understand the local culture, the team will have a cooking lesson, watch a traditional dance, or visit an artisan homeowner. Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects around the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the area like an insider, and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.