Global Village Trip to Nicaragua

This October, members of the Habitat Chicago community are heading to Central America for a nine day Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua – and we want you to join us!  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 build a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 


Why Nicaragua

Known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua is a country of immense beauty. However, it also has one of the highest housing deficits in Central America. In addition to needing 20,000 new houses per year, the country needs infrastructure improvements on more than 50 percent of its existing houses. Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua has supported 8,773 home builds, progressive improvements, and repairs. In the past five years, Habitat Nicaragua has led 6,000 training events and has mobilized over 2,000 volunteers.


Trip Details

Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 28th | Nicaragua

Five days of building, two days of touring and exploring, two days of travel, one unforgettable journey.

See linked itinerary below for further information. 


Trip Costs

The individual trip cost is $1,880 and includes: donations to Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua and Habitat for Humanity International; meals; accommodations; transport, excluding airfare; predetermined cultural activities; health, accident, and emergency evacuation insurance; and team coordination from Habitat for Humanity. The trip cost does not include airfare (estimated $500-$700), R&R activities, or visa and exit fees (where applicable). The full program and travel costs are tax-deductible.


Join us

To express your interest or to learn more, please contact Trip Leader Vicky Meggos to schedule an interview. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 15 total team members.


Not able to travel with us? Support our trip members' efforts to raise $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua. Every dollar makes a difference for Nicaraguans in need of safe and stable housing.

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