Global Village

Travel to El Salvador or Kenya with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity!

Please read below to learn more about the program and
your interest in a future trip here.

What is Global Village?

The Habitat for Humanity Global Village program encourages volunteers to experience a new culture, work alongside members of a host community building houses, and make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more about the international effort.

When and where?

Our tithe program supports carefully chosen building and shelter projects and in 2022, we were happy to welcome our partnership with Kenya. Since 2013, Greater Indy Habitat has hosted six trips to our sister affiliate in El Salvador. Our groups have visited Usulután and San Vincente, El Salvador. Read about Joel’s experience while working alongside Osmil and his family. Learn about our next trip below.

Why El Salvador & Kenya?

Learn more about their local efforts. Our affiliate has raised more than $2 million since 1988 to fund building projects in Central America, serving 400+ families. We expanded this tithe partnership to include Global Village trips to El Salvador beginning in November 2013 and now Kenya as well.

What can travelers expect during the Global Village program?

During the eight-day experience, volunteers will work alongside masons and partner families to help build homes, learn from settlement residents about their housing experience since the 2001 earthquakes, and make an impact on a family and a community.

View more photos from our 2023 Affiliate Summit Trip.

Plus, read more about the experience from travelers Tim and Jess Cummings during the 2019 trip.

Global Village Trip Details

COVID-19 Update: Habitat for Humanity International has suspended all trips for the remainder of the 2020 year. For information regarding when trips resume, Greater Indy Habitat will assess the opportunities and provide additional information to interested travelers. Please be sure to express interest to ensure you receive communication about the next trip.

Dates: TBD, All trips are nine days: Saturday – Sunday

Cost: $2,000 (All-Inclusive) The cost covers an important donation to Habitat for Humanity’s work building decent housing, as well as your accommodations, airfare, meals, in-country transportation, travel-medical insurance, and cultural activities. The full program cost (minus airfare) is tax-deductible in most cases. Volunteer participants can either pay in full or fundraise their program cost.

Full Payment Due: 60 Days prior to trip date

Registration: Next trip dates TBD. Please express interest here to stay up to date on future trips.

Trip Itinerary: Click here to view a sample itinerary.

To learn more about the project, how you can get involved, and what to expect on a Global Village trip, please contact Amy Donhardt, Associate Director of Volunteerism & Events, at 317.777.6085 to set up an individual appointment.