Twelve volunteers from Group company Touchstone have just completed a trip to Malawi to build homes for orphans.

This is the third year that colleagues have given their time to make a difference in Malawi, as part of their three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity. This amazing project has seen Touchstone volunteers construct 24 homes for 96 orphans and other vulnerable children. Every home built meets Malawi Government housing standards, while each house also has a latrine – vital to improve sanitation and hygiene.

As well as building homes, colleagues have also seen first-hand the need these vulnerable families have for shelter and the impact this project will have for them and the wider community.

Opportunity to make a difference

Simon Barton, Touchstone’s Finance Director who was part of this year’s trip to Malawi, said: “Life for the vast majority of the people here is one of day to day survival, but most seem to do it with a smile on their face. We will all leave Malawi with a mixture of emotions, extremely grateful for the opportunity to make a small difference, a more balanced perspective on life and with memories we will treasure for a lifetime.”

If you want to see how they got on, you can read all the updates from Team Touchstone’s time in Malawi.

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