Photo Credit: Habitat for Humanity

10-year-old Samuel has been championing Habitat for Humanity by raising funds for the organisation; he has been climbing Everest in his home!


South Africa (18 May 2020) – Lockdown has given many of us who are fortunate enough to be blessed with a decent home, an opportunity to reflect and appreciate the roof and four walls that serve to protect us. This reality is, unfortunately, not the same for all South Africans.

“The uncertainty so many of us feel today, many families have felt for a lifetime – if not generations.” – Jonathan Reckford, HFHI CEO

You can use your time while “staying in place” to set up your own challenge to raise funds online to assist Habitat for Humanity SA to strengthen its resources so that we can serve the most vulnerable families in a more impactful way. Your assistance will help them be better equipped to roll out critical projects within the communities they serve when they finally go back to build.

Samuel is a 10-year-old champion for Habitat for Humanity UK. He has been raising funds to help the organisation by climbing Mount Everest in his home. He worked out that if he climbed his stairs 3401 times, he could be climbing Everest. Samuel became inspired to use his efforts for good.

Habitat for Humanity South Africa hopes that Samuel’s story will inspire South Africans to help them raise funds while staying home. They have challenged South Africans to help them offer security to those without homes of their own.

They have set up a BackaBuddy profile which you can then use to champion the cause. You raise the funds and BackaBuddy sends them directly to the organisation. If you want to find out more, you can take a look at their Facebook here or their fundraising resource pack here.

Sources: Habitat for Humanity – Supplied
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