November 19, 2018
Plymouth folks are invited to travel to beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, March 2 -12, 2019. Volunteers are bringing much-needed sanitation to rural Mayan families as we help them build sturdy latrines and smokeless cook stoves.
Causing long-term health problems, 46% percent of all Guatemalans use an inadequate or no latrine, and 90% of rural Guatemalans use wood in an open fire as their primary cooking fuel. Habitat projects positively impact the health of poor. rural families.
Working alongside host families offers an opportunity to learn about another culture in a way few are able. The work will be rewarding and doing it in the company of fellow Plymouth members will be a profound experience. As with past trips, we will also experience some wonderful Guatemalan culture – visiting a Mayan ruin and a weaving cooperative, eating delicious food, visiting a school and more.
Trip cost is approximately $2000 which helps purchase building materials, supports the Guatemalan Habitat staff who work with us and includes all lodging, food and transportation while in Guatemala. Cost does not include airfare and the trip is tax-deductible. Find out more at Habitat’s website. Construction experience is not required to participate, though you will have some at the end of the trip!
For more information and details, please reach out to trip co-leaders: Greg Anacker, 206.542.0224 or Susan Dittig, 206.498.1559. Sign up soon; space is limited!