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Around the world, 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing. That’s roughly one of every four people on the planet.
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 3 million people to secure decent, affordable homes. But the need is vast and growing — and we’re always seeking ways to do more.
BUiLD is a movement to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The BUiLD campaign helps raise awareness of the global housing need. It also raises funds for our mission to create affordable housing.
Through BUiLD, people from all walks of life can contribute to our mission in ways other than volunteering to construct houses:
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Books in English:
I RIGOBERTA MENCHU, Trans. by Elizabeth Burgos-Debray
BITTER FRUIT by Stephen Schlesinger
HARVEST OF VIOLENCE by Robert M. Carmack
ETERNAL SPRING, ETERNAL TYRANNY by Jean-Marie Simon
THE MAYA by Michael Coe
GOD AND PRODUCTION IN A GUATEMALA TOWN by Sheldon Annis
POPOL VUH by Dennis Tedlock
(Translation of the Mayan creation myth)
TIME OF THE MAYA by Richard Evans
UNFINISHED CONQUEST by Victor Perera
THE TWO CROSSES OF TODOS SANTOS, THE STONE SPEAKS, and BEYOND THE WINDY PLACE by
GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL by Jared Diamond (global history)
¿QUÉ ONDA VOS? by Juan Carlos Martinez (English guide to Guatemalan slang written by a language school director)
WALKING WITH THE POOR by Bryant L Myers (World Vision)
WHO´S REALITY COUNTS by Robert Chambers
Books in Spanish
HABLEMOS DE GUATEMALA by Hector Gaitan (Artemis Edinter)
POPOL VUL by Franco Sandoval
FIDEL Y LA RELIGION by Frey Beto (Siglo Veintiuno)
HOMBRES DE MAIZ by Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala's past Nobel Prize winner)
EL PAPA VERDE by Miguel Angel Asturias
FIN DE SEMANA EN GUATEMALA by Miguel Angel Asturias
EL SEÑOR PRESIDENTE by Miguel Angel Asturias
MEMORIAL DE INDIAS by Fray Bartolome de las Casas (CA. 1562-1563)
Movies and Video
EL NORTE LA HIJA DEL PUMA TODOS SANTOS: The Survivors (Documentary)
WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE
WHO´S COUNTING: MARILYN WARING ON SEX, LIES, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (National Film Board of Canada)
THE KWITNEY REPORT (PBS Production 2 parts)
CENTRAL STATION (Brazil)
www.xelapages.com – Tourist help and questions answered
www.entremundos.org – Xela publication and volunteer news
www.prensalibre.com – Local Press (Spanish)
http://www.terra.com.gt/turismogt/ -- Official tourist site
http://www.guatesite.com/ -- General information and links
http://www.nodo50.org/derechosparatodos/Areas/Guatemala.html -- Articles re. Guatemala (Spanish)
Christ-follower. Mompreneur. @Habitat_org Global Village Team Leader. Crab claw lover. Advocate for adequate shelter, releasing children from poverty and ending human trafficking and slavery.