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Sacramento Habitat for Humanity will welcome Vittoria Penalba, a partner in Habitat from Nicaragua. For the last 25 years, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity has sent a portion of its funds raised to help under-developed nations, such as Nicaragua, bring decent affordable housing to their people.
Vittoria Penalba’s visit is scheduled from May 10-14, 2011. During that time, she will meet with community members to discuss the progress being made with the Habitat for Humanity, Nicaragua affiliate, and to show the results of the donations made from the Sacramento area. Through the years, their affiliate has been able to build 149 homes thanks to this generosity of the Sacramento affiliate.
“Part of the mission of Sacramento Habitat for Humanity is to build affordable housing not only for those we serve in the Sacramento area but to also assist affiliates in impoverished countries where the raising of funds is much more difficult,” said CEO Ken Cross. “We have invited Ms. Penalba to Sacramento so that she can share the significant impact made from dollars raised in our community.”
Ms. Penalba’s is also in Sacramento to promote a “Global Village Tour.” A Global Village Tour is made up of a group of volunteers from all walks of life who generously give of their time (usually a week), talent (skill and labor) and financial resources (donated funds) to help eliminate poverty housing by building homes in a Habitat partner country, such as Nicaragua.
Disclosure: Trish Moratto sits on the Board of Directors for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity.