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Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home.  Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
 
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                                         Honduras- Siguatepeque

                                                                                   October  20-28 , 2018

Join this nine-day Global Village trip building new homes alongside future homeowner families in Honduras. As you build with the family, you’ll be welcomed into the community and meet the neighbors whose community you’re helping to improve. This trip is a unique opportunity to experience life inside the culture. Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the area like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

                                        

                                      

Why should I go to Honduras?

Honduras is one of the poorest  countries in the  western hemisphere.,  8.2% of the population lives in poverty, of which 44.6% are extremely poor. 8% of households are overcrowded, plus 14% of households do not have a water and sanitation systems. Also, 38% of households in rural areas do not have electricity. 
The Inter-American Development Bank says that the housing deficit in Honduras is around 57%, out of which 30% is quantitative deficit meaning that the construction of 350,000 new homes is required, while 70% it is qualitative deficit, i.e. homes that require improvement of some kind, about 770,000 homes.

 

Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Honduras

HFH  Honduras is an  organization focused on the construction and  improvement of housing solutions. With a  commitment to positively impact communities,  Habitat  prioritizes the most vulnerable families in the  country in order to improve their quality of life.
The Projects of Habitat Honduras are wide  spread and exist throughout the country. With  a population of about 8.5 million people,  
Many rural areas do not receive services  such access to clean water. Many in these  regions survive from subsistence agriculture  and extra income earned while coffee picking  season. Habitat for Humanity Honduras  believes in focusing on the existing strengths  of a community, long-term advocacy efforts  and building on a ‘sustainable livelihoods  framework’ which is used to identify and  support what a community possesses in  various forms of capital (human, natural,  financial, physical and social) rather than  concentrating on what they do not possess.

                                                                                        Siguatepeque

The Siguatepeque affiliate builds in three of the 18 Honduran provinces. The local office’s goal is to build 85 houses per year
Siguatepeque is a town located in the midst of pine forests in the highlands. Sources of income for the 60,000 residents include coffee, pottery, flowers, food services, agriculture and timber. 
On the build site you’ll participate in a variety of tasks vital to the construction of the home including digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt and  moving materials

 

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                                                                     What will my week look like?

  • Sat.   Oct  20th -   Arrival in San Pedro Sula
  • Sun.  Oct  21st -   Travel to the build location, welcome orientation and settle in    
  • Mon.  Oct 22nd - Fri 26th -   Build days and Farewell celebration with the family!
  • Sat.    Oct 27th  -  R&R day
  • Sun.   Oct 28th  -  Departure day.
( please note that the above itinerary may be subject to changes )

 

                                                                     Where will I stay? What will I eat?
The team will stay in modest, comfortable hotels in double-occupancy rooms. Lunch will be on the build site, while breakfast and dinner will be at the hotel or local restaurants.

                                     

What will it cost?

The cost for this 9 day opportunity to build in Honduras is approximately

$1,900 + $ 250 for R&R + round-trip airfare

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: Allan MacDougall

 I participated in my  first Global Village build in 2007 in Hungary.  After some encouragement from my team leader I decided to become a team leader lead
ing my  first build in 2010 in Portugal.  In 2011, I took a break from Global Village program to pursue career interests and volunteer within the local kayaking community in Nova Scotia.  Presently I remain involved on the provincial recreational paddling board acting as president. Over the last year my passion for helping others achieve their goal of homeownership has resurfaced.   I am looking forward to sharing my passion for hard work, learning, helping others and having fun with you.    I love learning about new cultures and making new friendships.  If you are interested in giving others a hand up this is the volunteer experience for you! 
Please feel free to contact me at  allan.ins@ns.sympatico.ca  if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!
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