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Mexico - Guayabitos - Nayarit
November 18th- 26th
Come and be part of the change, reach out in compassion and come volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to Mexico.
We work along side the community mainly the masons and family members. Your efforts will be rewarded in so many ways you will experience a different culture in a working environment and along with that develop new friends and maybe learn a new language. The memory of giving back to someone in need will stay with you forever. I am looking for team oriented, self motivated people who are willing to face new experiences but at the same time have so much fun. Share this experience with family and friends. If you have been considering joining a HFH build now is the time. Join me on an experience of a lifetime.
Rincón de Guayabitos is a small and colourful resort and fishing village nestled between the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains and the gentle Bay of Jaltemba. It is widely known as a safe, friendly, and family-oriented beach town, as well as a vacation spot for budget-conscious travellers. Over the past 10-15 years, Guayabitos has gained popularity as a vacation and second home destination for Americans, Canadians and Europeans. The name Rincón de Guayabitos means “corner of little guava trees” in reference to the guava orchards that used to be planted throughout the bay area..
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Mexico
Habitat for Humanity Mexico is a non-profit, civil society organization founded in 1989. It works for the recognition of housing as a fundamental human right in order to make housing solutions accessible to low-income populations so that every family may have a place to live in as a fundamental right to grow and develop. This can improve their quality of life in areas such as health, safety, financial management and access to basic utilities through HFH Mexico's programs. This also promotes the sustainable development of organized communities
Habitat for Humanity Mexico works to support, socially and financially, low income families, providing training and support through the purchase of building materials and construction assistance. They do that by means of a a system that allows families to become home owners through affordable monthly payments,. This empowers individuals and helps them to achieve their well being and the well being of their communities.
What will my week look like?
- Day 1 - Sat, Nov 18 - Arrival in Puerto Vallarta Airport
- Day 2- Sun, Nov 19 - getting acquainted with Guayabitos , Orientation meeting and welcome dinner
- Day 3-7 - Mon-Fri-Nov 20-24 - Work days
- Day 8 - Sat, Nov 25 - R & R., Beach day and tours.
- Day 9- Sun- Nov 26 - departure day or continue to travel on own
(Please note that the above itinerary may be subject to changes)
Where will I stay? Where will I eat?
Our lodgings will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in (location) is approximately
$ 2,260 + round-trip airfare + $ 300 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 country and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to city/country. 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: Laura Wilson
Hello my name is Laura Wilson I am 58 years old and have been volunteering as a team leader with HFH for 10 years I have participated in 13 builds. I am a licensed Nurse and at present work in Hospice Palliative care. I am married with have three grown children and four grandchildren. Yes life is busy and full. I enjoying yoga, running, hiking, camping. I am very committed and passionate about my volunteer work with HFH I cannot imagine my life without being involved in this work. I believe in paying it forward and working with HFH has given me the ability give back my good fortune of living in Canada to others. Come join me on this build to beautiful Mexico and experience a working vacation like no other that you will never forget.
If you would like to learn more about this trip, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or apply now using our on-line application!