Global Village Trip to Honduras
This October, members of the Habitat Chicago community are heading to Central America for a nine day Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity Honduras. More than just a vacation or an opportunity to swing a hammer, Habitat for Humanity's Global Village trips offer the opportunity to experience the country like a local, with the locals, and to help Habitat for Humanity achieve its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Home to the ancient Mayan ruins in Copán, the colonial towns of Gracias and Comayagua, and the stunning Caribbean Coast, Honduras is a country laden with history and natural beauty. However, 68.2% of the population lives in poverty. 8% of households are overcrowded and 14% of households do not have a water or sanitation system. The housing deficit in Honduras is around 57%, out of which 30% is quantitative deficit, meaning that the construction of 350,000 new homes is required. Since it was founded in 1989, Habitat for Humanity Honduras has served 11,032 families through new home construction, 6,924 families through home rehabilitation, and 7,572 families through home repair projects.
Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 28th | Honduras
Five days of building, two days of touring and exploring, two days of travel, one unforgettable journey.
The Global Village team is now full, but you can support our trip members' efforts by donating towards their goal of raising $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Honduras. Every dollar makes a difference.
Note: This Global Village trip's destination was originally Nicaragua. However, due to ongoing political instability in Nicaragua and concern for volunteer safety, Habitat for Humanity International has postponed all Global Village trips to Nicaragua.