Build in Honduras

Honduras first homeEach time a Habitat house is built with a family in Durham, a house is sponsored for an equally deserving 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 adventure, consider joining Miguel and Margaret Rubiera for a 10-day building trip with Habitat for Humanity 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.

Our team will consist of a maximum of 16 people from the Durham area and beyond for each trip.  We will be staying and working either in Santa Rosa de Copan or Gracias Lempira, two safe and beautiful parts 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 and a coffee farm, 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.

Dates of 2017 trips:

January 27 - February 5

February 10 - 19                     

Cost: $1,800 (includes air fare, transportation, meals and lodging)

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Habitat Success Stories

“Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita