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.
Global Village Trip Details
COVID-19 Update: Habitat for Humanity International has suspended all trips for the remainder of the 2020 year. They expect to have information regarding 2021 trips available this fall at which time, Greater Indy Habitat will asses the opportunities and provide additional information to interested travelers. Please be sure to submit an interest form 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 fill out an interest form to stay up to date on future trips.
Trip Itinerary: Click here to view a sample itinerary.