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For more information, contact Global Village at:  globalvillage@habitat.ca, or call (800) 667-5137
 
 

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El Salvador

On this Global Village trip, you will have an opportunity to experience the wonderful country that is El Salvador!

July 15th-23rd, 2017

No previous construction skills or experience are required-just a desire to learn, be flexible, share tasks and enjoy making friends and acquaintances from different cultures as well as your own.   If you are committed, flexible and enthusiastic, and you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, you will want to join this team!
 

Why should I go to El Salvador?

El Salvador is home to smoking volcanoes, tropical beaches, national parks, coffee plantations, cultural charm and friendly people.

El Salvador is, at once, the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

The housing shortage affects more than 944,000 families and continues to grow as the population increases. That statistic means that 6 out of 10 families live in inadequate housing.

 

Tell me about Habitat for Humanity El Salvador

Habitat for Humanity was founded in El Salvador In 1992, and has provided housing solutions for 25,764 families.

What will my week look like? 

  • Sat. July 15th Arrive in San Salvador
  • Sun. July 16th Travel to affiliate location, Orientation
  • Mon. July 17th to Thur Jul 20th   Build Days
  • Fri. July 21st ½ day build and farewell ceremony
  • Sat. July 22nd  R&R
  • Sun. July 23rd  Depart for Home

(Please note that the above itinerary may be subject to changes)


Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Participants will stay in lodgings that are simple, safe and clean. Rooms and bathrooms will be shared, typically between 2 to 4 people. Meals will be made by local community members, or taken at the hotel or local restaurants



What will it cost?

This cost for this 9 day opportunity to build on El Salvador is
approximately $1,640 + round-trip airfare + $ 150 for R&R

The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH El Salvador and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to San Salvador, El Salvador. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.

*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip). 

The costs for R&R portion of the trip are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to HFH Canada.  Your team leader will let you know how to pay this

There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you.  These costs are not tax deductible.


Meet the Team Leaders: Beth Jean Evans and Craig Shreve

Between the two of us, we have done 13 habitat builds, in Cambodia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. We had each lead two teams separately prior to last year, but last year we decided to co-lead a team to Nicaragua and it was fantastic.

We’re looking forward to teaming up again this summer!! We learn something new on every trip, and we know that El Salvador will be no exception. We’re hoping you join us.

Please feel free to contact us at bchabitat17@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

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