Latvia Holiday with a Heart August 2018

The beautiful old town of Riga, the capital city of Latvia, shows its visitors the best side of a nation still coming out of decades of a communist control that has hampered its economic growth. Hidden away in the rural areas are families still living in abject poverty, without running water or indoor bathrooms.

On a holiday with a difference you will be part of helping to bring back hope to one of these families by practically transforming their home, whilst supporting them to believe for a better future.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful countryside during this two week European break, whilst also spending three days focused on renovating a family home, with opportunities to visit and encourage families living in the area.

GAiN is working in partnership with local staff to provide a holiday that could be the trip of a lifetime, not just for you and your family, but also for one you’ve yet to meet!

The Basics

Where? Riga, Latvia
When will we go? 5th-18th August 2018
How much will it cost?
The costs are provided in Euros as this is currency for booking

Adult €640
Child (13-17 yrs) €520
Child (7-12 yrs) €390
Excluding flights & insurance

How big will the group be? Minimum group size will be 15 people
Who is the project run by? This project is run in partnership with GAiN Germany. Bookings will be processed by their parent organization Campus fur Christus.

When do bookings close?  17th July 2018

How do I book? Email with your enquiry.

Here is the Registration Form and General Conditions of Travel for your information.

We are looking for people who are motivated with a heart of compassion to help those in disadvantaged communities as well as being prepared to go with an attitude to serve and learn from the people we go to help.


As part of coming on this trip you can choose to raise the funds to cover part of the project travel and in-country expenses. We are not able to provide you with our own dedicated online fundraising tool. Instead we suggest that you set up a dedicated PayPal account and share the relevant email address with potential donors for them to make a gift. We recommend that you do not use fundraising websites that will charge you additional fees and percentages on each transaction.

Once your booking is complete you will be sent a training pack with more detailed information and ideas for raising funds. As soon as you have confirmed your booking we recommend you start raising finances to give yourself enough time to reach your goal. If you wish to, you can make your required payments from your own personal funds to secure your place and still continue to raise funds to recover the cost you have outlaid up until the time of departure. You can also seek to raise additional funds to bring with you or purchase items to donate for the children activities.