Madison Client Leads Habitat for Humanity Team to Malawi

Perry Washburn, a journalist by training, is leading another Habitat for Humanity trip this summer. He is returning to Malawi, a land-locked country located in Southeastern Africa, bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.

Malawi is a country of immense beauty yet suffers from extreme poverty. It is one of the least developed countries in the world. Because of the widespread poverty, four out of five families live in substandard homes, with little hope of being able to afford better.  A typical village hut is made of mud and daub, with dirt floors and thatched roofs.  These conditions put families at high risk for diseases such as malaria and respiratory illnesses.

Last year, Perry and his wife Carolyn’s team of eight helped to build two new homes for needy families and their children. Their efforts allowed two families to move from mud huts to sturdy, brick homes with concrete floors and tile roofs.

This year, Perry is co-leading a team of 20 volunteers and their goal is to build three new homes for families in need. More than 5,000 houses have been built so far by Habitat for Humanity Malawi.

Perry believes that “Habitat for Humanity is a place your money will be efficiently spent by providing homes for those in need who are willing to help themselves.” Madison agrees and has donated to their effort this year.

If you are interested in learning more or supporting Perry and the Malawi team, please visit his fundraising page below.