Gracias Lempira, Honduras
Nov. 7-15, 2020: Immerse yourself in the local community and culture while building safe, affordable housing.
Trip cost: US$1,815
Work with the local indigenous Lenca community to renovate homes, improving the health of the families and community.
In Honduras, 68.2% of the population lives in poverty, with 8% of households living in overcrowded conditions and 14% lacking water and sanitation systems. In rural areas, 38% of households are 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 that still lack 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, brickmaking, tying rebar, repairing stucco or pouring concrete floors. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to visit farmers markets, a pottery village, Celaque National Park, Spanish Fort, hot springs or tour colonial cities!
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at Villeda Morales airport, where Habitat for Humanity staff will welcome you. You’ll meet the rest of your team, travel to Gracias Lempira 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.
Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.
Leading this team
Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program and Paraguay both have special spots in Laura Maltby’s heart. She has been on Global Village builds to Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Laura loves to introduce team members to lovely countries and their people. Her first Global Village trip to Paraguay was in 2013, and she quickly became hooked. She led her first team to Paraguay for the Women’s Build in 2018. As a Latin American history major in college, Laura speaks near-fluent Spanish and has found ways to maintain her connection with this part of the world both personally and professionally. She is a retired psychologist/educator who now considers herself a “professional volunteer.”