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Help eliminate poverty by joining our Global Village team in Zambia.  Make new friends and join them in an adventure of giving.  Experience the joy of sharing the work in helping to build a decent, affordable home for a village family.

September 23 October 7, 2017

Zambia is a land-locked country in southern Africa known for its friendly people, rich culture and spectacular wildlife. The capital city, Lusaka, has a population of 1.7 million. The official language is English, while many local languages are spoken, including Nyanja (spoken in Lusaka) Bemba and 72 other indigenous languages. While rich in culture, Zambia is one of the least developed nations, and one of its poorest, ranking 165 out of 177. Unemployment is high. 60-percent of the population resides in remote areas where housing is critical. Families are often crowded into a single room and children are threatened by a life-threatening environment. Poor living conditions feed a cycle of poverty that continues to disempower vulnerable families.

Habitat for Humanity Zambia was formed in 1985, first operating in Chanyanya in the Kafue Flats. HFH Zambia offers interest-free home mortgage loans to those who qualify. Homes are built of cement blocks with stone foundations and cement tile roofs.  

Trip Schedule:

Friday, September 22: Departure flight from Canada to Lusaka
Saturday, September 23: Arrival in Lusaka. Rest and overnight lodging.
Sunday, September 24: Tour of Lusaka and transportation to Kabwe.
Monday, September 25: Visit build site and begin the build. Overnight at guest house.
Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 29: Build. Overnight at guest house.
Saturday, September 30: Half-day build with rest of day for rest and local cultural activities. Overnight at guest house.
Sunday, October 1: Day of rest and local cultural activities. Overnight at guest house.
Monday, October 2 - Tuesday to October 3: 1 ½ day build followed by Farewell Ceremony and return travel to Lusaka.
Wednesday, October 4 - Saturday, October 7: R&R tour to Victoria Falls and area.
Saturday, October 7: Return from Victoria Falls to Lusaka and board return flight to Canada.

Our team of volunteers will be the first Canadian team to build in the village of Kabwe, located about 150 kilometres north of Lusaka. We will be lodged, double occupancy, in simple but safe and clean accommodations at one of the local hotels or guest houses. Breakfast will be eaten at the guest house, lunch will be at the work site and dinner will be at the guest house or local restaurants. Snacks and bottled water will be available daily.  


The cost for this 16 day opportunity to build in Zambia is
$2870 + plus round-trip airfare + approximately $600 for R&R (more details to follow).

Trip costs include lodging, food, ground transportation in Zambia, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials and a donation to HFH Zambia and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure city. Flight consultations must be made in consultation with the Team Leaders.

Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and eligible air fare – these will be 2 separate receipts. The costs for the R&R portion of the trip are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to HFH Canada. Your team leaders will let you know how to pay this.

There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leaders will discuss with you. These costs are not tax deductible.

Meet the Team Leaders:

My name is David Meadows and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am a retired lawyer and I am married with one grown son. I have travelled widely through Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Latin America, Japan and Israel and have been travelling with Global Village teams since 2008 to such countries as El Salvador, Kenya, and Mozambique. Most recently, I led a 'Canada Builds' team to the Yukon and a Global Village team to Jordan. When not travelling, I love reading, golfing, gardening and, oh yes, the Blue Jays.  

I am Nancy Hamel.  I live in beautiful Mill River, P.E.I.  I am a program instructor with Tremploy, Inc.  I am married and I have one grown daughter.  I have travelled widely through Europe...plus several countries around our beautiful planet.  I have been to Africa 3x, South East Asia, South America and OZ and NZ.  I have also travelled with Global Village since 2007 and a leader since 2008.


If you'd like more information about this build, please contact either of us by email at:

dmeadows21@hotmail.com     or       nancyahamill@gmail.com

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