Global Village: Guatemala


Through the Global Village Program, Northern Ocean Habitat has worked extensively with the Habitat Guatemala affiliate. Northern Ocean Habitat has tithed over $105,000 to Habitat Guatemala, helping fund 25 simple, decent homes for Guatemalan families in the past 15 years.

In addition to funding housing, Northern Ocean Habitat aided with construction of Healthy Home Kits; a three-part kit for families that make between $2-4 daily. The kit, inclusive of healthy stoves, latrines and water filter systems, make small changes that have big implications for the Guatemalan people.

Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. The tithe program was created as a means for affiliates to be active participants in Habitat´s global ministry while also impacting the need in their local communities. Through the Tithe Program, affiliates and Habitat Campus Chapters get the opportunity to (among others);

  • Have both a global and a local homebuilding program
  • Maintain and grow the Habitat ministry in developing countries
  • Learn about housing in the developing world through visits and information sharing etc.
  • Make a difference in an area of great need by sharing their resources with developing countries worldwide
  • Make it possible to achieve a world where someday, everyone will have a good place to call home

What Global Village Trips are Like

While every Global Village trip is different; you can expect to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories. Itineraries are balanced with plenty of work, rest and free time. During your trip, you will do more than help build housesyou will become part of the local community and participate in cultural activities.

The Benefits of Volunteering on a Global Village Trip

  • You will have an opportunity to contribute to Habitat’s work and create positive change in the world.
  • You will learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them.
  • You will experience the community’s culture, language and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.
  • You will take part in a transformative, lifelong journey that may ignite your passion for making this world a
    better place.


Stay tuned for upcoming Global Village trip information.