For over a decade, volunteer groups from The Triangle have been traveling to Honduras to build homes and hope. This year, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will lead TWO trips. The first trip will be from January 19 - January 27, 2019. The second trip will be in June (exact date TBD). Volunteers will build homes, make friends, and explore the local culture.

During the January trip, volunteers will stay in Tela, a charming coastal town with both Spanish and Caribbean influence.  A land of contrasts bathed by the blue green of the Caribbean Sea, guarded by its beautiful natural beaches of white sands, coral reefs, Garífuna villages and the immensity of its jungles and lagoons, a land of rhythm and flavors where the authenticity of the Caribbean stands out, its nature, its music, its culture, its cuisine and above all the kindness of its people. 

Volunteer activities vary but can include digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting. During the afternoons and weekends, volunteers will explore the local culture and surrounding areas. Potential activities include visiting a Garifuna community, cooking classes, visiting a pineapple or coco plantation, snorkeling off a nearby island, and touring a national park.

The price for this trip will be $2,450. This includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and some snacks, some excursions, and a donation to the Habitat Honduras affiliate. Many people have done fundraising for the cost of the trip instead of paying for it themselves. We are happy to provide any kind of information, support, or ideas to help you fundraise. If you need to setup a payment plan such as a bank draft or monthly payment, please let me know and we can work with you on this. A deposit of $300.00 is due upon commitment to travel to reserve your space. This will be counted toward the final cost of the trip. Remember, spaces are limited!

Intrigued? Click here to see photos from a previous year's trip. Or read a blog post about the journey. To find out more information, email Jennifer Player at jplayer@orangehabitat.org

If you cannot attend the January trip but are interested in future trips to Honduras or other locations, please fill out the interest list below and we will contact you when additional information is available.

 

 

About Habitat Honduras

Habitat for Humanity Honduras is an organization focused on the construction and improvement of housing solutions. With a commitment to positively impact communities, we prioritize the most vulnerable families in the country, in order to improve their quality of life.

The projects of Habitat Honduras are widespread and exist throughout the country. With a population of about 8.5 million people, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere.

Many rural areas do not receive services such as access to clean water. In these regions, many survive from subsistence agriculture and extra income earned during coffee picking season. Habitat for Humanity Honduras believes in focusing on the existing strengths of a community, long-term advocacy efforts, and building on a ‘sustainable livelihoods framework’ which is used to identify and support what a community possesses in various forms of capital (human, natural, financial, physical and social) rather than concentrating on what they do not possess.