Build in Honduras

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.

Honduras 2019 Update!

We are offering an opportunity in February 2019 to be part of a Global Village trip. There may still be a few openings, so contact the trip leaders to learn more.

Cost: $2,000 (includes air fare, transportation, meals and lodging)

Find our Frequently Asked Questions document here. For more information, contact Margaret.

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.