Trip By: The Fuller Center for Housing
Location: Nicaragua, Central America
When: Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019
Spend 1-2 weeks constructing homes and helping hard-working people who not only help themselves but are just as eager to help others.
Nicaragua is the largest country on the Central American isthmus. Because of its wide-ranging ecosystems, it’s considered a biodiversity hotspot and a popular destination for eco-tourists. However, many families live in slums or wooden shacks. There is a government program called Habitar (not to be confused with Habitat) that helps Nicaraguan families move into decent housing, but families must earn at least $200 a month to qualify, and too few do. We’re going to bridge that gap.
The community of Las Peñitas, located just outside of Leon, invited the first Fuller Center Covenant Partner in Nicaragua to begin work in their community to address the enormous housing need. We are building both new homes and making repairs to existing homes. New homes will be built with concrete blocks and will typically be 300-400 square feet. Work will typically involve helping the masons and carpenters. At times there will be painting, and any other work related to a particular build.
Trips last 1-2 weeks and include sightseeing in this Central American nation of mountains and beautiful Pacific coastal beaches.
Learn more at www.fullercenter.org/global-builders/nicaragua