Habitat Honduras-Santa Rosa de Copan
January 12th- 20th 2019
Reach out in compassion, come be part of the change and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. We will be staying and working in Santa Rosa de Copan, a beautiful part of Honduras.We will work alongside a partner family and masons and will learn about Honduras and its people as we work together and have fun. This trip is a unique opportunity to experience life inside the culture.
Habitat for Humanity Honduras
68.2% 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.
Currently Habitat for Humanity Honduras supports low-income families helping to improve their housing conditions, through a program of loans and grants for the construction or improvement of simple, safe and economic housing. Habitat Honduras also provides credit and technical assistance so that it can gradually improve housing, repairing or renovating ceilings, floors, walls, toilets, etc.
Since its inception in 1989 habitat Honduras has served 22,000 families. Santa Rosa de Copan has a population of 55,000 and is located in the Western highlands, approx. 3 hrs from San Pedro Sula airport, the main income of the region is the cultivation of premium cigar tobaccos and specialty coffee production. Nah means house in Mayan and it is the name of the Housing project run by the Santa Rosa de Copan Affiliate in partnership with Banco de Occidente. The goal is to build 500 houses in the next 4 years. Houses are constructed with cinder blocks, adobe and wattle & daub. Other projects include home renovations.
Habitat Building or In In-country schedule (subject to change)
|Sat, January 12th
||Arrive in San Pedro Sula
|Sun, January 13th
|Mon, Jan 14th - Fri Jan 18th
||Build Days/farewell celebration on Friday
|Sat, Jan 19th
|Sun, Jan 20th
||Return to Canada or continue travels
Typical Volunteer Tasks
The work can be rigorous – mixing cement by hand, digging trenches for foundations, moving and piling construction materials and cinder block, laying blocks to build the walls – but teamwork makes the labor fun.
Habitat Individual Donation
The Habitat individual donation for this 09 day opportunity to build with Habitat Honduras is approximately $2,022(1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 325 Team Debrief activities (3)
(There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax receipted)
(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board) , traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Honduras and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation .
(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to San Pedro Sula and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.
(3) Team R&R activities will be determined by the Team Leader, not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada. I will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.
Hello my name is Laura Wilson and my husband is Brian Turner.
I am 59 and have been volunteering as a team leader for over 10 yrs now. I have done about 15 builds and have great passion for this work. I work full time as a nurse in Palliative care. Brian is also 59 he is a tiling contractor and has been a team leader for about 5 years now. We both enjoy Yoga, hiking, biking, camping. We both believe in paying it forward and working with HFH and global village has given us the ability to do that. Come join us to beautiful Honduras and experience a trip like no other. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to learn more about this trip, or apply now using our on-line application