Trip cost: US$1,690
Travel to Honduras and help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter.
This team will travel to Siguatepeque, a town located in the midst of pine forests in the highlands. Sources of income for the 60,000 residents include coffee, pottery, flowers, food service, agriculture and timber.
You’ll support the local economy while dining on delicious Honduran cuisine at nearby restaurants each night and staying double occupancy in a modest, comfortable hotel. On the build site you’ll participate in a variety of tasks vital to the construction of the home including digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting.
- Saturday: Arrive. 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. Absorb 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
Emily Squires is leading this trip and would love to tell you more about the experience!
When asked why she’s excited to lead another team to Honduras, Emily reflected, “As a team leader, the best part of the trip is seeing my team work together and fall in love with the community we have come to be a part of for a week. It’s wonderful to see how the hard work has paid off at the end of the week and the time we get to spend on the last build day with the team and homeowners is the absolute highlight of the week. I hope you join me this summer!”