May 18-26, 2019: Join this trip to Honduras and work with the local community to build safe, affordable housing for low-income families in need!
Trip cost: US$1,759
Join this trip and work with Hondurans to help them build a safer and healthier life through safe, affordable housing!
In Honduras, 68.2 percent of the population lives in poverty, with 8 percent of households living in overcrowded conditions, 14 percent without water and sanitation systems and 38 percent in rural areas without electricity. Habitat for Humanity Honduras is committed to improving communities through the construction and improvement of housing solutions, placing a priority on vulnerable families such as those in rural areas still lacking access to clean water.
You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunches will be served on the build site. Work site activities typically include digging trenches, laying brick, mixing mortar, brick-making, tying rebar, stucco repair or pouring concrete floors. Off the build site you’ll have the opportunity to attend a pottery or cooking class, take colonial architectural tours or interact with the community through school visits or friendly soccer matches!
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at San Pedro Sula airport, where Habitat for Humanity staff welcomes you. You’ll meet the rest of the team, travel to Siguatepeque and enjoy dinner family-style at a local restaurant.
- Sunday: Learn. Habitat staff will introduce you to our work in Honduras and show you the community where you’ll work.
- Monday-Friday: Build. Get your hands dirty on the build site during the day, stopping for lunch and breaks. Enjoy free time and relax with your team in the evenings.
- Saturday: Explore. Explore the local Honduran culture and celebrate the week with a final dinner with the team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Honduras independently or head home.
Leading this team
Thomas has more than 10 years of experience working with the Global Village program in Central America. He has led teams there annually since 2012. As a team leader, he ensures all the trip details are managed so volunteers can focus on having a positive experience. On a personal level, Thomas understands the importance of being flexible and easy to get along with — he brings this to teams and asks that volunteers do as well. On the work site, Thomas helps everyone find tasks that suit their abilities and interests. Working and exploring together, teams can have a meaningful experience that lasts long after the week ends.