Trip cost: US$2,365
Dispatch to Kenya, the cultural and economic heartbeat of Africa, and partner with Habitat for Humanity to build housing solutions for vulnerable groups in Homa Bay, Kenya.
Work alongside local masons and neighbors to build new houses or improve existing shelter. Habitat for Humanity Kenya has identified a technology that makes these houses low-cost, energy efficient and sturdy for the long haul.
For most of the week your team will build and stay in a village near Homa Bay, experiencing the culture and beauty of rural Kenya. You will also get a taste of Nairobi, staying for two nights in one of the world’s notable cities.
Habitat for Humanity will connect you with a partner family, an authentic slice of Kenya, a team of like-minded volunteers and a glimpse of how Habitat helps families break the cycle of substandard housing.
- Friday: Depart. Grab your packed bags and head for Kenya.
- Saturday: Arrive. Join us in Nairobi, Kenya, where Habitat for Humanity staff will pick you up at the airport and you’ll meet your team over dinner.
- Sunday: Travel. Habitat staff will introduce you to their work in Kenya, which includes microloans and health programs in addition to building. Travel to your host community near Homa Bay.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Start construction activities, stopping for breaks and lunch each day. Excursions, rest and reflection time will follow in the evenings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Build, then wrap up construction at a farewell celebration with your partner family and neighbors.
- Saturday: Explore. Drive back to Nairobi and have time to explore the area. At the final team dinner, reflect on your experience and what it means.
- Sunday: Depart. Continue your journey in Kenya independently or head home.
Leading this trip
Lisa Crotty is returning to Kenya for the second time.
When asked about her favorite trip memory, Lisa said, “Every Global Village trip has its own special memories. House dedications at the end of the trip are always special and bittersweet. Turning over the house to the homeowners is a wonderful experience, but it also reminds you that your time in the community is coming to an end. In Xai Xai, Mozambique, the new homeowners stood with candles in their new house while the community and team surrounded their home with prayers and good wishes for the family."