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RDJ Trainee joins Law Society group on Habitat for Humanity volunteer trip to Zambia

In March 2019, RDJ Trainee, Kate Murphy, travelled with 10 Trainee Solicitors from the Law Society of Ireland to Ndola, Zambia with Habitat for Humanity. Each Trainee fundraised €3000 in advance of travelling to Zambia, which went towards funds for the project and a donation to Habitat for Humanity. 

The group spent 2 weeks in the rural settlement of Chipulukusu, building a sustainable home for a family in need. They worked under the supervision of 3 local builders to complete the house during their stay. On the final day, the team attended a handover ceremony for the house they had built and handed it over to the very proud homeowner. The house was given to a local family, consisting of a grandmother, Teresa, and her three grandchildren, whose home had fallen into a dilapidated state and who had been squatting with neighbours for shelter.

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. As a global housing organisation, they fight poverty by collaborating with people and communities all over the world – helping them to build or improve a place they can call home. A safe home saves lives and provides the foundation for families to build their future and achieve essential human rights, such as health, education, and privacy. More information can be found at

Volunteers from the Irish Law Society


(L - R) - Volunteers meeting with construction supervisors before starting the new home; Group photo of volunteers and the local people of Chipulukusu


Stages of the house being built


Teresa and her three grandchildren entering into their new home!


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