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Habitat Honduras-Siguatepeque

November 9th - 17th  2019

Volunteer in Siguatepeque-Honduras with a Habitat partner to  support them build a safe, decent and affordable home.

                                                                                               

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 November 9th 

 Arrive in San Pedro Sula

 Sunday November 10th

 R&R day  and orientation

 Mon November 11th - Fri November 15th 

 Build Days / farewell celebration on Friday

 Saturday November 16th

 R&R day

 Sunday November 17th

 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 $1,905.00 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 150.00 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 covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, ground transportation to and from build site, orientation materials, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Honduras and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. 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, Honduras. This must only be done once project dates and final project have been confirmed by the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  The costs of any Team R&R activities are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or rest day activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in, the Team Leader will provide a list of travel agents registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario.

Team Leader: 

My name is Neetash Patel and this will be my 9th build with Global Village and excited for you to join me on this adventure.

Habitat for Humanity has been a tremendous connection for me, combining & sharing my love for travel & philanthropy. There is nothing more special in the charity world than seeing the results of your time, money and effort; and these builds are just that. Getting off the typical tourist path to see a part of the world & way of life many of us simply read about or are just unaware of. In addition to working alongside a one family we get to support local economy, bring aid to those that might never receive any and actively help to shape the globe. Please feel free to contact me to learn more about this build, hear stories of past ones or joining one in the future. Looking forward to meeting you in Honduras this November.

Contact email for the open website:  patelyyc@gmail.com

 

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