The Fuller Center for Housing is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. The Fuller Center works through local partnerships that are formed with communities all over the world, including Kerala, India! The people here are living in thatched huts, shacks with asbestos roofs, temporary sheds, or rented homes with insufficient amenities.
India is home to 170 million people who live in slum conditions which is roughly 17 percent of the world’s slum dwellers. The Fuller Center is building safe, decent, and affordable homes in the state of Kerala which is a land full of beautiful rivers and backwaters.
The Fuller Center for Housing Mission Trip to India lasts one to two weeks and groups can choose what dates work best for them. We are able to host teams all year around except June. If you are an individual looking to join a trip that is already set-up you can visit our upcoming trips page to see our open trips.
The Fuller Center for Housing welcomes volunteers ages 14+ and of all skill levels. Foreign-language skills are not necessary. We accept all who have a willingness to serve!
What We Will Do
Participants will have the unique opportunity to work side by side with the homeowners and other locals to build new homes. The homes being built are made of burnt bricks or cement blocks with the roof made of reinforced cement concrete. Volunteers will work alongside local masons and the homeowners on a variety of construction related tasks such as mixing mortar, carrying blocks, laying blocks, digging, and any other work related to a particular build.