HFHI / Global Village Program
A program of Habitat for Humanity, the Global Village Program organizes international trips which involve participants in a combination of cultural immersion and building homes.
Staff of HFHI / Global Village Program may
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Trips run from one to three weeks.
No special skills are required.
Costs vary with the area visited and the length of the program. The cost includes a donation to the local Habitat program in the country you are visiting, as well as each person's travel and living costs. Fundraising is encouraged. Cost estimates, including international airfare, room and board, travel insurance, plus a donation toward the construction cost of houses are: Africa: $2,800-$3,500; Asia and South America: $2,000-$3,500; Central America/Caribbean: $1,200-$1,600; Europe: $1,800-$2,500.
Web Site: www.habitat.org/GV
Habitat for Humanity International
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: 800-HABITAT ext. 2549; 01-229 924-6935 outside the United States and Canada
Registration / Application
Information can be requested from the Habitat web site, and will include forms for signing up on a project.
History: Incorporated in 1977 as a not-for-profit organization.
Total USAID Funding: $300,360 (1999)
Matching Grant Program: $300,360
HFHI / Global Village Program currently has projects in 24 countries in 10 Regions (Africa: 3, Asia: 3, Australia-Oceania: 2, Central America: 5, Caribbean: 2, Eastern Europe: 1, North America: 2, South America: 4, Southeast Asia: 1, Western Europe: 1)
The Global Village program is a series of short-term mission trips designed to provide an educational and spiritual experience within a cross-cultural environment. Our objectives usually are met through new relationships team members form with each other and with their host affiliates. By living and working with the host community, participants have an opportunity to personally witness and contribute to HFHI's effort to eliminate substandard housing throughout the world.