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Guatemala – Antigua

February 9 - 17, 2019

Are you looking for a life changing experience and to make a positive difference in the lives of others and yourself?  If so, join our team in Guatemala help provide decent and affordable homes to Guatemalan families living in substandard housing.



Why should I go to Guatemala?

With a housing deficit of 1.8 million homes for a population of around 17 million people, Guatemala has a significant need for housing. This is due in great part to the lack of investment, both public and private, in addressing the housing deficit. Many families cannot access credit in the traditional financial system and cannot meet the requirements of credit unions or banks for a home loan.


Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Guatemala 

Habitat for Humanity Guatemala is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of Guatemalan families through partial or full funding for the construction, improvement and repair of homes across the country. Since its inception in 1979, Habitat Guatemala has been able to provide more than 36,500 housing solutions to families in need. This represents an impressive 2.5% of the current national housing deficit.


Typical Volunteer Tasks

Volunteer tasks vary widely, depending on the stage of construction. Typical activities include: Mixing concrete and mortar, pouring concrete, tying rebar, splitting concrete blocks, moving concrete blocks, and laying block. 


Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Saturday February 9th


 Sunday February 10th

 Travel to build location / Orientation &       Welcome Ceremony

 Mon Feb 11th - Fri Feb 15th 

 Build Days /  farewell celebration on Friday

 Saturday February 16th

 R&R day

 Sunday February 17th

 Return to Canada or continue travels


Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Volunteers stay in modest, safe, and comfortable lodgings (with double occupancy) that have all the basic necessities. Meals are usually taken   at the hotel or in local restaurants


                                                               Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 09  day opportunity to build with Habitat Guatemala is approximately $1,995 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 300 R&R 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 Guatemala 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 Guatemala city 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.

There are additional travel costs such as passport and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you.  These costs are not tax deductible.

Meet the Team Leaders: Sue Sweet and Doug Hietkamp


Sue and Doug first met at Global Village HFH build in Chile in 2008.  Since then they’ve been on two additional trips together, once in Honduras and the other in El Salvador. The El Salvador trip was Sue’s first time leading a HFH team.  From their first trip, Sue and Doug gained a friendship for life.  We look forward to sharing our experiences to ensure your trip is a memorable one too. The person that best suits this trip, is someone who has a desire to learn about different cultures, meeting others with similar interests and appreciating an experience that will last a life time.  Join us in Guatemala! 


Please feel free to contact Sue at itsasweet1@gmail.com or at Doug bdhworks@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

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