Global Village

HFH Global Village
publication1GLOBAL VILLAGE TRIP 2017
E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)

Habitat of Greater Lowell is teaming up with Thrivent Financial to offer this years Global Village Trip to KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII located on the Big Island.

Trip Dates: June 18-25, 2017
Trip Cost: For Thrivent Members the cost is $1,160 plus airfare. For Non-Thrivent Members the cost is $1,460 plus airfare
pace: 10 Volunteers

The need for housing in Hawaii is great. Anyone who is unfamiliar with Hawaii might be curious as to why Habitat for Humanity is building on the islands. One of our biggest battles is fighting the preconceived notion that there is no need. hawaii-mapHawaii is one of the most expensive places to live in the US and has the least amount of affordable housing.  When you are preparing for your Global Village trip, you might encounter similar questions. Here is some extremely vital information that will help you in those interactions. By sharing this information with others, you are also helping us spread awareness about our housing issue and why Habitat and Global Village teams’ work is making such a difference!

Affordable Housing: 6,000 families on the waitlist for Public Housing which is  3 times the amount of available homes.  There is a 6-7 year wait list for affodable housing. 61% of families in need have children and 44% are of Hawaiian Ancestry.

This trip is open to 10 volunteers.  If interested please contact Kim Trainor 978-692-0927 or email:




We had our first day on the site today, and it was a doozy. We had been warned that we would be digging the foundation, and that was the case! Some of the foundation trenches had been at least started, but we had to get in there with picks and shovels and keep it going. [photo]

Past Trips:
Feb 13, 2015: Our Global Village Team has arrived in El Salvador. 

Follow their experiences and daily activity at




February 13-22, 2015

Habitat Lowell teamed up with Thrivent Financial to help improve housing conditions in El Salvadore.   building

Imagine yourself – your children – living in a “home” made of tin and cardboard. You do all that you can to provide for your family. But the forces of nature are against you.
Hurricanes, mudslides and earthquakes sweep your dreams away, along with your make-shift home. And the cycle of poverty begins again … through no fault of your own.
As a  trip participant, we will help build simple, earthquake-resistant houses. You’ll work alongside partner families who are gracious and giving and whom you’ll soon call friends. You’ll help restore hope … by building homes.
                                                                                          Thrivent Builds Worldwide

To date Habitat Lowell has funded and helped build 57 homes globally.

Past Global Village Trips have gone to Nepal, Cambodia, and Guatemala.  For additional Global Village Trips or Collegiate Challenge trips click here.

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