Home Construction | April 6-14, 2019 | Trip Cost: $2,111 USD | GV19412
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*REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRIP HAS CLOSED. Please check back for future opportunities.*
Registration: To confirm that you’ll join this team, please register online. Enter our team’s code: GV19412. After registering, Haley and Jeff will contact you to tell you more about the build and go over some details.
If you are unable to physically join, consider supporting this trip by donating!
Join us for an uplifting and rewarding adventure to Mexico! Learn about the culture while building houses and friendships on this 9-day journey of service and hope.
Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families and youth whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the country like an insider, and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No previous experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.
Help support Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Help build homes, community, and hope for families in need in Mexico!
About this Project
- Team Leaders: Haley Pope & Jeff Pope, a daughter-father-duo.
- Location: Chiapas, Mexico
- Trip dates: April 6 – 14, 2019
- Event code: GV19412
- Team Size: up to 24 people
- Program donation: $2,111 (includes all expenses except airfare)
- Program donation due and registration ends: February 20, 2019
During your 9-day Global Village trip, the team will be helping to build a house and renovate the walls, foundation, and floor alongside the recipient family and community. Built into the work week will be a few cultural and site seeing, but you can extend the trip for travel at your own expense before or after the build.
About Habitat for Humanity Mexico
Join this trip to Mexico and help low-income families gain access to safe, affordable housing!
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity Mexico has fought poverty through decent and affordable housing, supporting and empowering more than 57,000 families in organized communities. Despite the progress that has been made in recent years, more than 53 million people in Mexico do not have the financial means to buy or build decent housing.
Family income has been losing purchasing power: 60 million people (51%) earn incomes below the poverty line, which are insufficient to acquire the goods and services they require to meet their most basic subsistence needs. Of this population, 16 million people (13%) live in homes with dirt floors; roofs made of tin, cardboard or debris; and walls made of mud, reeds, palm or sheets. 25 million (21%) have no access to drinking water, sanitation, electricity and fuel for cooking or heating food. In addition, more than 538,000 families live in overcrowded conditions.
Habitat for Humanity Mexico works to combat poverty, supporting low-income families in building their homes; promoting community development through influencing public policies; attracting public and private resources for housing and sensitizing governments, donors and volunteers on the human right to live in decent and affordable housing.
Type of Work
Habitat houses are built using the culturally preferred materials for construction: generally concrete blocks, steel rebar, and galvanized roofs. Worksite tasks typically include excavating the foundation, tying steel, painting, mixing and carrying concrete or mortar, transferring materials, drilling, and placing the frame of the home. All tools and construction site materials will be provided by the affiliate, and a professional construction leader will always be present on site.
Accommodations, Meals & Activities
The team will stay in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunches will be served on the build site.
After volunteering during the day, you will have free time in the evenings for excursions, relaxation, and reflection. During the week and also on the weekends, we’ll have the opportunity to experience more of the country through several cultural activities.
Program Cost & Fundraising
The cost of this trip is USD $2,111. This covers all in-country transportation, food, accommodations, and cultural activities, as well as travel medical insurance for the dates of the Global Village trip. It does not include airfare and extra travel time and activities. The cost is tax-deductible. While half of the cost covers in-country expenses, the other half is a direct donation to Habitat for Humanity Mexico to support their work.
Fundraising is available and encouraged! In fact, once you join the trip, you’ll be set up with a Share.Habitat fundraising page to help you pay for the trip. Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family, and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! Learn more.