La Ceiba, Honduras - Pineapple Build
June 20-28, 2020: Discover how pineapples are cultivated on this unique Pineapple Build to Honduras!
Trip cost: US$2,115
Join this tropical trip and learn about the pineapple industry while working with the local community to build safe, affordable housing!
About 60% of homes in La Ceiba have a quality deficiency, leaving families to live in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Habitat for Humanity Honduras partners with families to build cinder block homes, providing families with safe, affordable housing. With a current goal of building 80 new homes and renovating 200 every year, Habitat for Humanity Honduras is aggressively tackling the housing problems in Honduras.
You’ll be staying in double occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunch will be served on the build site. Work site tasks typically include laying bricks, assembling rebar, digging trenches, mixing mortar, pouring concrete floors or repairing stucco. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to tour pineapple and chocolate plantations, visit elementary schools, take a cooking class, hike through the rainforest and meet local pineapple growers!
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at Villeda Morales Airport where Habitat for Humanity staff will welcome you. You’ll meet the rest of the team, travel to La Ceiba and enjoy dinner family-style at a local restaurant.
- Sunday: Learn. Habitat staff will introduce you to Habitat’s work in Honduras and show you the community where you’ll work.
- Monday-Tuesday: Pineapples! Visit a Pineapple Plantation and learn about the role pineapples play in the local communities’ culture and economy.
- Wednesday-Thursday: 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.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony with the local community to celebrate the week’s accomplishments.
- Saturday: Explore. Absorb local Honduran culture and celebrate the week with a final team dinner.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Honduras independently or head home.
Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.
Leading this team
When Thivanka reflects on his recent builds, he thinks about what makes each trip so unique – the passionate and dedicated team members, the families and the community that supports the family. Global Village trips allow us to dig ditches side by side with families and be a part of their community for a short time. Thivanka leaves every trip feeling like he’s received more intangible gifts from the team members, families and community than he’s able to give. He loves celebrating a child’s birthday with the community, learning to cook over an open flame, playing a game of soccer and singing with the children as the team works. He looks forward to making more memories in Honduras with his team!