Build homes with locals in rural Peru: July 2020

July 11 - 18, 2021 | The Fuller Center for Housing

Peru

Trip #24389

Build homes with locals in rural Peru: July 2020

Trip #24389

Peru

The Fuller Center for Housing

Location:

Peru, South America

Dates:

July 11 - 18, 2021
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks

Activities:

Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

$970
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: The Fuller Center for Housing
Location: Peru, South America
Dates: July 11 - 18, 2021
Lasts 1 week to 2 weeks
Activities: Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: $970
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Spend a week in the foothills of the Andes Mountains working alongside locals to help homeowners build a better life for themselves and their families.

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Peru is a country where 44 percent of its people live below the poverty line and over 70 percent of the rural population live in homes with dirt floors. The Fuller Center in Peru has been working to build safe, decent, and affordable housing with those in need in the small migrant community of La Florida. Most of the families are migrant workers or day laborers who don't earn enough for decent homes so they live in structures made of reed panels.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with the homeowners and other locals to build these new homes. The volunteer work for the new homes being constructed involves making and pouring lots of concrete, rebar, digging holes, moving construction materials, piling brick and more. In addition to providing safe housing, these trips provide locals with jobs, help support the local economy and create a life-changing experience for all involved.

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. Local sight-seeing opportunities include horseback riding, white water rafting, ancient sites (Inca ruins), local open-air markets, cultural folk music and dance programs and Nazca Lines.

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/peru

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Additional Trip Information

Region:
South America
Country:
Peru
Other Location Info:
La Florida
Participant Age:
Sr. High, College, Adult, Seniors
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 70], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
The cost includes food, lodging, in-country transportation, insurance, and a donation to the local project, but not airfare.
Training debriefing
We provide each volunteer with an in-depth handbook 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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