Take a Trip to Change Lives!
DATE: February 15-23, 2020
LOCATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Join seasoned trip leader Melissa Banks on a Habitat Global Village build in Ethiopia in February 2020! Volunteers will help families construct houses, communal toilets and communal kitchens. Typical volunteer tasks include mixing sand and cement, moving materials, laying concrete blocks, setting concrete slabs and more.
“For me the best GV experience is at the end of the build when I stand next to the partner family at their house dedication. I know that this is an experience I want to have over and over again by committing myself to serving others,” shared Melissa. “Now I build with Asheville Area Habitat every week and build with a GV team each year.”
Please read below for pertinent trip info and register today!
The program donation for this trip is US$1,896; airfare, Visas and entry/exit fees NOT
included. The cost is tax-deductible in most cases.
About half the cost covers your expenses while in Ethiopia and half is a donation to Habitat for Humanity International and a direct donation to Habitat Ethiopia
. These donations allow Habitat for Humanity’s work to bring strength, stability and self-reliance to homeowners across the globe.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT: All payments for the trip should be made through Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.
There will be an option to pay on the Habitat International website when signing up– but do not
do this. We need all payments to be made to us in order to receive a tithe credit for the organization.
If you have any questions about payment, please contact Melissa
A check is the preferred method of payment. Make checks out (and mail to) Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. Write Ethiopia GV in the memo line. We can process credit card payments, but please note that we will need to charge an additional 2.5% to partially cover the cost applied by the credit card company.
We will require a non-refundable $250 deposit to ensure your slot on the team. Team size is limited so this should be made at the same time or shortly after signing up online to guarantee your place. If the balance of the payment has not been received by the due date, December 15, 2019, the spot will be offered to the first person on the wait list. Asheville Habitat will provide a form for the tax deductible portion of the program cost. Due date: The trip cost is due December 15, 2019.
To confirm that you’ll join this team, register online
. Enter our team’s code: GVA20108.
Please also email Melissa
to let her know you’re joining the trip.