COMOX VALLEY RESIDENT Trish Heyland works with new homeowners on a Habitat for Humanity build in Malaysia.

COMOX VALLEY RESIDENT Trish Heyland works with new homeowners on a Habitat for Humanity build in Malaysia.

Changing lives with new homes

Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip leader Linda Kostyk will lead the first Canadian team of volunteers to build in Bali this October

Are you interested in world travel that provides an opportunity to truly experience and merge into foreign cultures, while at the same time making a difference to the lives of those less fortunate?

Then get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Get ready to change the world and to be changed in the process.

Comox Valley resident and Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip leader Linda Kostyk will lead the first Canadian team of volunteers to build in Bali this Oct. 18 to Nov. 3.

Bali is a world tourist destination due to its natural beauty and exotic culture. This build will take place in the untouristed and pristine area of northern Bali.

A Global Village trip can be a life-changing experience. It’s an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about another culture and about yourself.

You will be more than a tourist. You will work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own.

You will work and laugh together, share stories and make friends.  There is no maximum age limit, however participants must be in good health.

The two-week trip cost is $1,800 per person, plus airfare, and a three day R&R trip (estimated at $300). The $1,800 includes a donation to Habitat Canada and Habitat Bali, personal medical insurance, double occupancy hotel, three meals per day, in-country transportation, cultural visits and trips to other local places of interest.

Volunteers also have the option to fundraise for the cost of their trip.  Space is limited and the trip date is approaching quickly.

If you are interested in participating, or donating, contact Linda at  lindakostyk@gmail.com for more information.

— Linda Kostyk