Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home. Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
For more information, contact Global Village at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 667-5137
March 24 - April 5, 2018
Do you want to make a difference in this world, you may not change the world but you can change a family for generations to come.
Why should I go to Vietnam?
Although Vietnam has reached lower Middle Income Country status, more than 33 million people still live on less than $2 per day. Vietnam has made enormous gains in development, lifting more than 35 million people out of poverty since the early 1990s due to rapid economic growth and reforms. Yet one in every 10 Vietnamese still lives in extreme poverty—on less than US$1.25 a day. Vietnam is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with around 70 per cent of its population at risk of typhoons, torrential storms and flooding.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Vietnam
HFH Vietnam is a branch office of Habitat for Humanity International and began operations in 2001 in Da Nang in the central coastal region of the country. HFH Vietnam serves families in several ways: through new houses or house repairs or upgrades; access to water and sanitation facilities; and assistance with obtaining secure land tenure; and technical support. HFH Vietnam mobilizes resources (construction materials, labor and financing) to provide support to economically marginalized households who are willing to partner by physically participating in their home construction and paying toward the cost, typically through a housing microfinance mechanism. Since 2001, HFH Vietnam has helped support over 12,490 families with construction interventions such as building new homes, repairing houses and repairing and/or upgrading water and sanitation facilities. HFH Vietnam has also provided over 56,950 individuals with technical training.
What will my week look like?
|Sat. March. 24||
Arrive in Da Nang Airport - check in Hotel Free time - No formal activities scheduled
|Sun. March. 25||
Travel to Project Area by bus - 8:00am (2-3 hours drive)
|Mon. March. 26||Build|
|Tues. March. 27 -
Fri. March. 30
|Sat. March. 31||R&R Activities|
|Sun. April. 1||R&R Activities|
|Mon. April 2-
Tues. April 3
|Wed. April. 4||
Final day on build site (half-day) House Dedication and Farewell to our home partner communities. End for the formal events of the build. Afternoon: You will need to check out of your room and pay for any extra services that were provided. Team departs to Da Nang
|Thurs. April. 5||Departure|
This itinerary may change as details for the trip are finalised.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite. You need to let me know if you have allergies.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 13 day opportunity to build in Vietnam is approximately
$1,850 + round-trip airfare + approx $400 for R&R*
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Vietnam and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Da Nang/Vietnam. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader. Visa NN3 is compulsory + Application process MUST be initiated 10 weeks before departure.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and the eligible airfare – these will be 2 separate receipts. The costs for 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 leader will let you know how to pay this.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax deductible.
Meet the Team Leader: Francois Brochu
My name is Francois Brochu; I work in the Information Technology field for the University of Alberta. This will be my seventh trip with Global Village: El Salvador, Philippines, Ghana, Vietnam, Portugal, Macedonia, Chile, and now Vietnam again.
If you ever wanted to change the world, this is your opportunity to change “one world” for generations to come. Building skills are not required, only the desired to collaborate in an amazing team (your team)!!
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!