Building hope is an integral part of Habitat for Humanity's mission, and extends around the globe through tithes paid by the affiliates. A portion of tithes paid by Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is allocated to Habitat's global fund which supports our sister affiliates in Haiti, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Guatemala.
Designed to immerse and educate, Habitat for Humanity Global Village hosts travelers who want to change the world through eliminating poverty housing - one trip at a time. Local Habitat volunteers have the opportunity to follow our tithe to various countries to provide decent shelter to families experiencing extreme poverty.
2018 Global Village Journey
The Kingdom of Lesotho, Africa | October 5-13, 2018
- Registration: http://www.habitat.org/cd/gv/apply/closed/apply_event.aspx
- Global Village (GV) Event Code: GVA19062
- Important Dates:
- Registration deadline: July 3, 2018
- Payment deadline: August 3, 2018
About Lesotho, Africa
Lesotho is a small country in the middle of South Africa, as part of Habitat for Humanity's Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project. Join the team of local Habitat Board Members, staff and volunteers to build simple homes and latrines for children and their caretakers.
Lesotho has one of the world's highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection. Vulnerable children are defined as those children 18 years and under who have lost one or both parents to AIDS or those who, even if their parents are still alive, are in circumstances which make them vulnerable to abuse. Habitat in Lesotho works within community structures to identify and assist these children.
Single room hut made from mud and rock that housed a family of 11 before they partnered with Habitat.
With 40% of Lesotho's people living beneath the international poverty line of $1.25 a day, and described by the UN as "ultra poor", Habitat's work in this country is critical. This Habitat Global Village trip is a journey to improve the living conditions of those in most need; and will give you the chance to truly change lives- including your own. Return inspired.
The cost of the trip is: $1,148.00 plus airfare.
Trip cost covers: accommodations, meals and snacks, in-country ground transportation, cultural activities to help you understand Lesotho and the people, travel medical insurance, and support from local staff.
All forms of payments must include the trip GV Event Code (GVA19062) and your eight-digit participant ID number. You can submit funds by credit card on our Donate Page. Please Enter the GV Event Code and your participate ID number in the description box.
You may mail a check made payable to Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties to:
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
Global Village Trip
1288 N. Tamiami Trail
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Flights range from $1,200-$1,700. Participants are welcome to arrive early or extend their stay in-country. However, we ask that any alternative travel arrangements you may make do not impact the team’s travel schedule.
Photos from our Previous Projects