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Margaret takes on Zambia house building challenge

Margaret O'Connor from Thomastown, a Limerick Community Worker in Kilmallock and Castleconnell, will travel to the sub-Saharan Africa country of Zambia with a team of volunteers to build houses alongside the future homeowners.

Margaret O'Connor from Thomastown, a Limerick Community Worker in Kilmallock and Castleconnell, will travel to the sub-Saharan Africa country of Zambia with a team of volunteers to build houses alongside the future homeowners.

Margaret O’Connor from Thomastown, a Limerick Community Worker in Kilmallock and Castleconnell, will travel to the sub-Saharan Africa country of Zambia with a team of volunteers to build houses alongside the future homeowners.

Margaret O’Connor from Thomastown, a Limerick Community Worker in Kilmallock and Castleconnell, will travel to the sub-Saharan Africa country of Zambia with a team of volunteers to build houses alongside the future homeowners.

This summer Margaret Zambia with a team of volunteers to spend two weeks in July building houses alongside the future homeowners. The volunteers will live and work in the local community and tasks onsite could range from digging foundations, brick laying and plastering.

“I’m really looking forward to this. It will be a challenge but also very rewarding and I like that we will be working with the families who will be moving into the houses. It’s going to make such a difference to their lives,” said Margaret. 

Margaret has organised a range of fundraising events to date including a chance to own a valuable and unique piece of art while also donating to a good cause.

Simon Bennett, a well-known Limerick born artist, has generously donated a landscape painting to be raffled. The painting is worth €350 and tickets for the raffle are just €5.

People can donate and be added to the draw on www.mycharity.ie/event/margaret_o_connors_event or drop in to Mary Alice O’ Connor, Tipperary Excel Centre.

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Its work is based on the conviction that access to simple, decent housing provides a ‘hand-up’ for families to lift themselves out of poverty and create a brighter future for their children.

Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped 4 million people to improve their housing conditions. It works in Ireland and 70 countries around the world. www.Facebook.com/HabitatIreland

 

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