Savvy Jeff is continues to bounce around Southern Africa, but it’s not always just about checking out cool, interesting, and luxurious lodges and hotels.
Yesterday I spent the day with Habitat for Humanity in urban Lusaka, Zambia, building a new, 3-room house for a local family. This particular family, led by matriarch Veronica, will soon move into this significantly-upgraded housing in their township. The 10 family members will live in about 300 square feet, which is a huge improvement over their mud hut with a leaky roof. The family worked alongside us, and Veronica’s grandchildren and their friends entertained the volunteers and staff with songs throughout the day. Needless to say, the entire experience was very moving and I look forward to returning next year.
Our good friends at Hills of Africa Travel organized this particular trip, called the Give Movement Journey. And if you’re interested in doing something similar, let us know and we’ll put you in touch.
This was a trip of a lifetime, which I hope to do again soon. It really is more blessed to give than to receive.