Global Builders Construction Trip to Bolivia

Apr - Dec 2020 | The Fuller Center for Housing

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Trip #16750

Global Builders Construction Trip to Bolivia

Trip #16750

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The Fuller Center for Housing

Location:

Bolivia, South America

Dates:

Apr - Dec 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

Approximately $1000 to $1600
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: The Fuller Center for Housing
Location: Bolivia, South America
Dates: Apr - Dec 2020
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: Approximately $1000 to $1600
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Join others from around the U.S. to spend a week in the city of La Paz where you’ll be building homes with families who are farmers/day laborers at various factories in La Paz.

Map Bolivia
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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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Bolivia is a country that’s full of hope, optimism and more recently, signs of progress. Buildings are being built, roads are being paved and extended, and power is reaching increasingly more people as the the economy grows at a robust rate. The current political environment is encouraging inclusion and embracing the diversity of its long neglected or oppressed indigenous groups. On the streets in the area you will see side-by-side those who are dressed in modern Western clothing and those dressed with the traditional garb of the indigenous groups. Nevertheless, a nation’s development does not occur overnight, and this generation has a great need for helping hands bringing affordable housing.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with the homeowners and other locals to build these new homes. We will be building mostly new homes in the El Alto area. The homes will be built with bricks and will typically be around 750 square feet. The families will typically be ones that have around three kids and two parents as well as a number of single moms. Many of the families earn their income through growing fruits and vegetables which they sell in the markets called ferias. Others work as laborers in the various industries located in La Paz and El Alto.

While our work site is an active construction zone, it is also an active neighborhood with many families kids who you will have the opportunity to interact with and get to know. You will also have one day of the week in which you can rest or go sight seeing. Sight-seeing opportunities include city tours of La Paz, Valley of the Moon, local markets, cultural music and dance programs, and a trip to Lake Titicaca.

If you have a heart for combining service, traveling and experiencing new cultures than this trip is for you! You get to experience the joy of giving a family a light of hope by providing them with a home and helping them take a step towards a better life!

Learn more at www.fullercenter.org/global-builders/bolivia

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

The Fuller Center in Bolivia is operated and led by locals who are very dedicated to making a difference in their area. By having local leadership, this allows us to have a long-term impact and vision for the community. This also allows us to build strong relationships with the families which is a very important part of our ministry.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
South America
Country:
Bolivia
Other Location Info:
La Paz
Participant Age:
Sr. High, College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 35], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
The trip fee covers food, lodging, ground transportation, insurance, and a donation to the local project, but not airfare.
Training debriefing
We provide each volunteer with an in-depth Guidebook that provides information on the project, country, and what to expect. Once in country, the host will provide additional training before starting work.
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Mission Trip Offered By The Fuller Center for Housing

The Fuller Center for Housing is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.

We operate through local Covenant Partner organizations, which are volunteer led and driven. Visiting missions teams will have the opportunity to assist one of our Covenant Partners in the U.S. or Internationally to help build or renovate a home for a family in need in their community.

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