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  Habitat Honduras-Siguatepeque

October  5th - 14th  2019

Volunteer in Siguatepeque-Honduras whilst giving a

                    "hand up" to families in need

                                                                                               

Habitat for Humanity Honduras

Honduras is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America, with nearly two-thirds of Hondurans living in poverty. Before 1998, Honduras had shown moderate economic growth as a result of government reforms. Nevertheless, after losing US$3 billion due to Hurricane Mitch, Honduras’ economy is still in the process of recovery. The agriculture sector, responsible for most exports, was the worst affected. Mitch also caused more than 6,000 deaths and left 8,085 missing and 75,000 homeless. After the Hurricane Mitch tragedy, the housing deficit percentage increased from 63 percent in March 1998 to 66 percent in March 1999, representing an increase of 165,000 houses.

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.

Honduras is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America, with nearly two-thirds of Hondurans living in poverty. Before 1998, Honduras had shown moderate economic growth as a result of government reforms. Nevertheless, after losing US$3 billion due to Hurricane Mitch, Honduras’ economy is still in the process of recovery. The agriculture sector, responsible for most exports, was the worst affected. Mitch also caused more than 6,000 deaths and left 8,085 missing and 75,000 homeless. After the Hurricane Mitch tragedy, the housing deficit percentage increased from 63 percent in March 1998 to 66 percent in March 1999, representing an increase of 165,000 houses.

The Siguatepeque Affiliate builds in three of the 18 provinces of Honduras. The local HFH office has the goal to build 85 houses per year and complete 240 home renovations. The town of Siguatepeque has a population of  60,000 . It is located in the highlands.

 

 

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

 Saturday October 5th 

 Arrive in San Pedro Sula

 Sunday October 6th 

 Cultural Day  and orientation

 Mon Oct  7th - Fri Oct  11th 

 Build Days/farewell celebration on Friday

 Sat - Sun Oct 12th  -13th  

 Post Build activities

 Monday Oct 14th

 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 10  day opportunity to build with Habitat Honduras  is approximately $ 1,920  (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 300 Cultural /Post Build  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 Cultural/Post Build 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.

                                                   

                                                          Team Leaders: Rick Belland and Kathy Locke 

Our names are Rick Belland and Kathy Locke and we will be leading this trip to Honduras.  We have been involved with Habitat for Humanity for eight years through volunteering both locally in Edmonton, and now in Penticton (our new home), and as either participants or team leaders on trips to Costa Rica, Portugal, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, the Carter Work Project in Fort Saskatchewan, Guatemala, and most recently back to Portugal. . 

Rick is a retired City of Edmonton Fire Captain where he worked for 30 years.  Kathy is a retired accountant who worked for the Federal Government for 22 years.  We have always enjoyed travel and love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.  Through HFH, we have met many lifelong friends, and have had experiences we would not have had otherwise and we know that you will do likewise.

Now that we are retired, we have the time to follow our passion to travel, learn firsthand about other cultures, and to lend a hand to others so that they may obtain safe, affordable, and adequate housing.

We look forward to this exciting adventure to Honduras and meeting all of you who would like to join us by being part of this team.

Please feel free to contact us  at racbel@shaw.ca if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

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