Luis Madrid, national volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Honduras, says he “feels like the Betty White of the Global Village program,” having had the opportunity to watch the program evolve throughout the 16 years he’s been with Habitat.
Husband and wife Nick and Val are veteran Global Village team leaders, having co-led over 30 teams together. Throughout their journey, they’ve witnessed many volunteers and communities experience the transformative effects of a Global Village trip.
In 1989, Karen Foreman pioneered the Global Village program and began shaping it into the success that it is today. Now, she looks back on her experiences with the program and looks forward to how these efforts will continue to grow.