Daily Foto: Building homes and happiness with Habitat for Humanity in South Africa

May 10, 2010   //   Daily Foto, South Africa  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: Building homes and happiness with Habitat for Humanity in South Africa

Phodographer Samm Coffin near Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010

Samm is studying abroad in South Africa. She is a member of Habitat for Humanity at home and in Stellenbosch. She took Foto, the pup and the printer along on a build to see if she would have the opportunity to take some photographs. It turned out to be the day they finished the home and had the dedication ceremony. Samm wrote “This family lived in a shack that I was able to go inside of. They had barely anything and NO pictures. I was able to print for the homeowner (seen left) a picture of herself and her two little boys with not only the date of the photo, but also the date they got their first REAL house. It was amazing. Her eyes watered as she tried so hard to hold back the tears. She asked us all to sign the back of the photograph. It was one of the most rewarding DMW experiences I have had. ALSO I was able to share Dog Meets World with all 25+ volunteers helping with the house build.”

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