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.
November 17 - 27, 2018
Join me for a wonderful opportunity to explore, learn, grow and serve! You will make a difference with a lifelong impact and have a meaningful experience like no other.
Why should I go to Cambodia?
Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the west, Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east. As many people may know, the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975 led by Pol Pot. That regime led to the killing of between 1.7 million to 3 million people. Cambodia is now a democracy with a constitutional monarchy. The median age is 21 years old and an estimated 35 percent of the Cambodian population live below the poverty line. However, Cambodians are a proud, warm and welcoming people, working hard to improve their lives.
Battambang is located in the far northeastern part of Cambodia, a 3 hour drive from Siem Reap. Less ‘touristy’, it has a local economy based on agriculture and offers and excellent opportunity to see a bit of unspoiled rural Cambodia. The nearby countryside harbours old pagodas, ruins, waterfalls and some Khmer Rouge killing fields
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Cambodia
Habitat for Humanity has been working in Battambang since 2008. They are working in an area first settled in 1979 on non legal plots of land. The joint project involves all levels of government, the community and Habitat for Humanity with most funding by the World Bank. The project provides families with legal plots of land with permanent dwellings and funds are available for community centres, roads, drainage, water and electricity supplies. In addition, HFH is providing skills training to help with construction, community organizations and livelihood development.
What will my week look like?
|November 17||Arrive in Siem Reap|
|November 18||Travel to Battambang, cultural activity|
|November 19-23||Build days (mixing mortar, brick laying, etc.)|
|November 24||Dedication ceremony, R&R begins|
|November 26||Travel back to Siem Reap, farewell dinner|
|November 27||Departure for home or individual onward travels|
This itinerary may change as details for the trip are finalised.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
The team will stay in shared rooms in a modest, secure, clean HFH Cambodia-approved hotel (double occupancy) near the build site. Meals will be in approved restaurants or prepared by Habitat-authorized local community members. Clean drinking water will be provided at all times. Health and safety of the team is always top priority.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 11 day opportunity to build in Cambodia is approximately
$2,110 + round-trip airfare + approx $290 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 Cambodia and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*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: Tammy Carter
Hi! I am so pleased to be leading my ninth team! I have experience in Nepal, Portugal, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Philippines, New Mexico, Zambia and Armenia. I am passionate about making the memories for my team members very meaningful yet fun. Be prepared to work hard but also to laugh and maybe sing and dance! I am a respiratory therapist by trade but I love getting immersed into local communities in far flung regions of the world. I value the new friendships that I have made through the HFH organization and look forward to many more!
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!