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August 26 - September 3, 2017
Nah Project in Santa Rosa de Copan
If you believe everyone deserves access to safe, clean, and affordable housing; if you get pleasure in seeing others succeed; if you enjoy being part of something bigger than yourself; if you like to work hard and have fun while making new friends and creating memories you will cherish for the rest of your life, then this is the trip for you!
Why should I go to Honduras?
With nearly two-thirds of Hondurans living in poverty, Honduras is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America. Before 1998, Honduras had shown moderate economic growth as a result of government reforms. But then, Hurricane Mitch struck and caused over US$2 billion in damage. The agriculture sector, responsible for most exports, was the worst affected. In addition, 50,000 homes were damaged and 35,000 were destroyed. Overall, 1.5 million people (20% of the population) were left homeless. Habitat for Humanity Honduras supports several initiatives to address this housing deficit, including new home construction and home improvement projects.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Honduras
Since it was formed in 1989, Habitat for Humanity Honduras has helped more than 23,000 families. Currently, loans and grants are available to help low-income families improve their housing conditions by building simple, safe, and affordable homes. Habitat Honduras also provides credit and technical assistance to participant families, so they can gradually improve their housing by repairing or renovating ceilings, floors, walls, toilets, and so on.
All beneficiaries receive training in personal finances and healthy housing, which develops knowledge within the community that leads to better quality of life.
Through the Nah project, Habitat for Humanity Honduras and Banco de Occidente, plan to build 500 houses in Santa Rosa de Copan within the next 5 years.
What will my week look like?
Sat. Aug. 27 - Team Arrives in Honduras and travel to hotel
Sun. Aug. 28 - R&R Day
Mon. Aug. 29 - Thurs. Aug 31. - Build Days
Fri. Sept. 1 - Build Day and Farewell Ceremony
Sat. Sept. 2 - R&R Day
Sun. Sept. 3 - Team Departs, or continue travel on own
(Please note that the above itinerary may be subject to changes)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double or triple occupancy). We will have breakfast at the hotel, lunch at the build site, and dinner at the hotel or local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|This cost for this opportunity to build in Santa Rosa de Copan is approximately
$1,580 + round-trip airfare + $250 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 Honduras 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 Pedro Sula, Honduras (airport SAP). Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and the eligible airfare – these will be 2 separate receipts. 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 Leader: Dave
Hi, my name is Dave Russell. I have been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity since 2009 when I started working regularly with the Vancouver affiliate on a local build project. This will be my third GV trip and my first as a trip leader. I have been to Zambia (2013) and Nicaragua (2016) with GV and both trips were extremely rewarding for me and my wife, Sharon, who will be joining me on this trip as well.
I believe strongly in the Habitat philosophy of giving a hand up rather than a handout, and I am looking forward to helping to continue the work of Global Village in Honduras.
If you would like to learn more about this trip, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply now using our on-line application!