Each time a Habitat house is built with a family in Durham, a house is sponsored for a family in Honduras. Habitat affiliates nationwide are asked to "tithe" 10% to fund Habitat for Humanity's Global Village work abroad.
Building Trips To Honduras
If you are looking for an unforgettable, challenging way to Love Thy (International) Neighbor, consider joining Habitat for Humanity of Durham for a 10-day building trip in Honduras. While there, we will provide tangible, hands-on help for our Honduran brothers and sisters, while developing amazing relationships that transcend cultural and language barriers. As you labor and serve, you may just find that the life being changed is yours.
The teams will consist of 16 – 20 people from the Durham area and beyond for each trip. We will be staying and working in Santa Rosa de Copan, a safe and beautiful part of Honduras. The work can be rigorous – mixing cement by hand, digging trenches for foundations, moving and busting boulders, moving piles of cinder block, laying blocks to build the walls – but teamwork makes the labor fun. In addition to working, we will also take time to get to know our corner of Honduras, we will visit a school, a coffee farm, an orphanage, and other side excursions as time allows. On our final Saturday, we will go to Copan Ruins, the most well preserved Mayan ruins in the world.
In spite of all our well-laid plans, we have had to find new ways to “Love our International Neighbor” this year. Because of temporary civic unrest in Honduras following their recent presidential elections, our January and February trips to that country have been canceled or postponed. We always strive to provide not only a meaningful, but also a safe experience for all the volunteers who participate in an international Habitat Building Trip. In the spirit of being flexible, yet still yearning to make a significant impact in the lives of our neighbors to the south, we are now offering two opportunities in the coming months to be part of a Global Village trip. There may still be a few openings, so contact the trip leaders to learn more.
- Antigua, Guatemala, Feb 9 – 17, led by Blake and Dell Strayhorn. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, April 6 – 15, led by Margaret and Miguel Rubiera.
Cost: $2,000 (includes air fare, transportation, meals and lodging)
Find our Frequently Asked Questions document here.
For more information, contact Margaret.