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Global Village Trip | Paraguay

Build with Habitat for Humanity in Paraguay!

Serve! Explore! Travel!

Dates: September 30 - October 7, 2018

Location: Asuncion,  Paraguay

Cost: $1,500 per person (excluding airfare and visa) - a portion of your trip payment is considered a donation/tax deductible!

Ready to work as part of a fun, diverse, and local team? Want to learn more about poverty around the globe, what you can do to make an impact, and where your local Habitat's tithe money goes to support building homes internationally? Eager to put your compassion into action? Looking to see a unique part of the world from an interesting perspective? Excited for the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of a new place? Join our local Winchester-Frederick-Cl arke team, comprised of volunteers and staff, on this Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Paraguay!

Paraguay, officially the Republic of Paraguay, is a landlocked country in central South America , bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia. Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as the "Heart of South America".The capital of Paraguay is Asuncion.

With few mineral resources, Paraguay's economy revolves around agriculture. More than 30 percent of the population lives in poverty, and Paraguay ranks near the bottom among South American countries in reducing poverty over the last decade. Social spending for antipoverty projects is minimal.

Come together with a team of 12 to help provide a family in Paraguay with simple, decent, affordable housing while exploring the country and culture. The trip cost includes supporting our local office in Paraguay; meals; accommodations; transport (excluding tr ip participant airfare); medical emergency evacuation and trip cancellation insurance; some local cultural activities; and team coordination and orientation materials. (Participant airfare, R&R activities, and visa and exit fees not included.) Fundraising tools are available.

No construction experience is required; only an open mind, flexibility, and a desire to work hard. Change your world; change your life.

To learn more and apply to join this trip, contact: Matthew Peterson, Executive Director & Team Leader                              mpeterson@habitatwfc.org  |  540.662.7066


Your Global Village Itinerary

Start:         9/30/2018                              End:  10/7/2018

  • Day 1: Travel                                         
    • Depart the U.S. or home country to arrive on Sunday
  • Day 2: Arrival & Welcome Sunday, September 30
    • Arrive at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASUJ and be greeted by Habitat Paraguay staff)
    • Transported to accommodations in Asuncion
    • Orientation
    • Dinner
    • Rest and settle
  • Days 3-7: Build Monday, October 01 - Thursday, October 04
    • Breakfast served before leaving for the work site
    • Welcome ceremony (first day) with families and Habitat staff
    •  Work from 8am-4pm with lunch on site or at the Hotel
    • Free time after work to clean up
    • Dinner
    • Time for team activities
  • Day 8: Farewell & Cultural Activities, Friday, October 05
    • Breakfast served before traveling to worksite
    • Cultural Activity
    • Farewell event
    • Dinner
    • Time for team activities
  • Day 9: Goodbyes, Sunday, October 07
    • Breakfast at accommodations
    • Departure for home or contunue your individual travels

Special events throughout the week

  • Cultural experiences with host program staff, such as traditional dance, cook traditional food, terere and mate (traditional no-alcoholic drinks)
  • City Tour, shopping handcraft, sightseeing (Paraguayan lace)
  • Visit orphanage/foster home
  • Visit the homeowner existing home
  •  Transport to a soccer match at stadium
  • Farewell ceremony

Your GV trip cost includes donations to Habitat for Humanity Paraguay and Habitat for Humanity International; meals; accommodations; transport, excluding airfare; predetermined cultural activities; health, accident, emergency evacuation insurance; and team coordination from HFHI and the host program.

The trip cost does not include airfare, R&R activities, or visa & exit fees (where applicable}.

Team members arriving earlier or staying later than the designated trips dates are responsible for their own transport , hotel arrnagements, and payments.

*denotes funds that team leader will carry and submit for payment in country


 

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