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Barista Build - Home Construction
Honduras - Barista Build
Join us on this amazing trip to Honduras where you’ll provide a family with a 'hand up', while diving into the Latin American culture, learn about the coffee influence on the economy, and get your hands dirty on a coffee bean plantation!
December 1st - December 9th 2018
Why should I go to Honduras?
Not only will you be able to be part of this specialty ‘Barista Build’, we’ll also be learning about the Mayan culture, exploring the mountainous landscape and getting a taste of lots of amazing local food!
At the coffee plantation we will learn how coffee is grown and produced, and even get to make our own brew. We'll also learn about the local housing need, and how HFH Honduras is helping to address it.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Honduras
Habitat Honduras works with multiple organizations in the region that the group will be able to visit and learn more about – including Capucas Coffee Coop, fair trade exporting companies, and local education programs.
HFH Honduras’ main focus is sustainable and affordable living. Not only are they helping to provide fair and safe houses, but they are also advocating for better government policies to support HFH’s goals on multiple levels – to improve sanitation, lessen overcrowding, and to improve structural quality across the country.
What will my week look like?
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel; get to spend lunch with locals on their farms, with a local contact or on the build site. Each night we will have a chance to return to the hotel to relax and refresh before dinner either at the hotel or in a local restaurant. On this unique Habitat build, you will get the chance to learn about one of the staples of the economy - coffee, and experience the journey from bean to brew, meeting farmers, fairtrade businesses and baristas along the way!
- Saturday - Arrive in Honduras & drive to location
- Sunday - R&R day - visit and learn about coffee co-op
- Monday - Visit coffee plantation and fairtrade exporting company
- Tuesday - Coffee picking, barista lessons and roasting beans!
- Wednesday - Build day
- Thursday - Build day
- Friday - Build day and Farewell ceremony
- Saturday - R&R day
- Sunday - Return to Canada
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). The hotel will be modest, secure, clean and HFH Honduras approved. Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants or hotel. Snacks and drinking water will be provided at the worksite and throughout the trip.
What will it cost?
The cost for this 9 day opportunity to build in Honduras is approximately
$1,660 + round-trip airfare + $140 USD 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 Habitat 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. 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 Habitat 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: Sydney Marshall
Hi my name is Sydney and I live in Kitchener, Ontario. I am very excited to be spending my first visit in Honduras with Habitat! I lead my first Global Village trip to El Salvador in 2016 with a university group.
I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a major in Spanish and Global Citizenship. I have a passion for travelling, learning new languages and meeting people from around the world. I am looking forward to spending time with a group of likeminded people and getting to know the Honduras land and culture.
I’ve done quite a bit of travelling over the years and love the idea of travelling for purpose. When not traveling, I work in regional economic development and also volunteers with numerous groups. Habitat is great way to experience something new and provide a 'hand up' to a family.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using the on-line application!