Gustavus Adolphus College (USA)
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M-Pact member in Tanzania in 2010 for Compassion International, to help bring clean water to this drought devastated area.
M-Pact members on spring break at a site in Taos, New Mexico, building for Habitat for Humanity. A group of 27 students, faculty and staff from Gustavus built the cinder-block foundation of a “soon to be” home. They did odd jobs on other houses, including building a chicken coop! Matthew and Nick talked with family members at one of the houses. Matthew writes: “It was extremely meaningful to hear their hard story,” adding that “Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate substandard housing through ‘partnership housing’, that is, building adequate homes at no profit using volunteer labor and no-interest loans. To date, Habitat for Humanity International has built over 175,000 homes to provide shelter for over 900,000 people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.” The M-Pact men and other Gustavus students also went hiking in the mountains near Taos.