Nov. 8-16, 2019: Travel to India and experience a new culture while building safe, affordable housing.
Trip cost: US$1,753
Venture to India and work alongside partner families to build safe, affordable housing!
As the housing shortage in India continues to deepen, low-income families are left living in inadequate conditions unable to access resources necessary to improve their living conditions. Habitat for Humanity India works with partner families to build homes while also providing financial, technical and volunteer support. Home repairs and construction not only creates a permanent asset for a family, it also grants them access to safe, secure housing and improved hygiene, health and privacy.
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 or foundations, mixing cement, painting or digging. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local community through a cooking class, henna tattooing and learning about self-help group systems, as well as micro-credit and income generation programs.
- Friday-Saturday: Travel. Grab your packed bags and head to India!
- Sunday: Welcome. Arrive at Indira Gandhi Airport where Habitat staff will greet you and take you to meet your team. You'll learn more about Habitat’s work in the region and enjoy a welcome dinner with your team.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day on the build site, breaking for lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. You’ll have free time and team activities in the evenings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony celebrating the week’s accomplishments!
- Saturday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in India independently or head home.
Leading this team
Ericc is a passionate person dedicated to inspiring and uplifting people through shared vision, individuality, and teamwork. He loves to lead fun and meaningful trips where people get to know each other, the community and more about themselves. He has extensive international experience and is a servant at heart.