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Kenya - Nanyuki

 

Visit a new Global Village location whilst giving a 'hand up' to vulnerable populations in Kenya

 

October 13th - October 26th 2018

Our team will work alongside local masons in Nanyuki to help construct a home. Habitat projects in Kenya are focused on supporting orphans and vulnerable children. This is in response to the devastating long term impact of HIV/AIDS in the region.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity Kenya

 

 HFH Kenya works on home construction to support orphans and vulnerable children affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. They also advocate to for improved rights for women and children in relation to land rights and property inheritance. In an effort to mobilise more Kenyan volunteers, they have a new goal of matching the number of international volunteers with local volunteers each year. In addition to home construction, HFH Kenya also provide workshops for homeowners to protect their property for their families. By working with innovative lower-cost housing solutions they have been able to support more families and build more homes, and continue to research and improvise the latest techonology allowing more Kenyans to receive a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. 

 

Nanyuki

 

Nanyuki is around 2-3 hours drive from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. It is where the foot of Mount Kenya is located, and as such is a popular destination for hikers and mountain climbers. The town therefore offers breathtaking landscapes of the spectacular snowcapped Mount Kenya. Nanyuki is also located on the equator line, meaning guests can stand with one foot in each hemisphere. Kenya boasts a wide range of attractions, not least it's rich wildlife inlcuding the big five.

 

 

Itinerary

 Saturday October 13th   

 Arrive and overnight in Nairobi

 Sunday October 14th     

 Travel to Nanyuki and Orientation

 Mon 15th - Fri Oct 19th 

 Build Days

 Saturday October 20th   

 1/2 Build day, 1/2 Cultural Activities

 Sunday October 21st

 Cultural Day

 Mon 22nd - Tues 23rd October    

 Build days and Farewell Ceremony

 Wed - Thurs 24th-25th October

 R&R days

 Friday October  26th    

 Return to Canada

 

Accommodations

All accommodations are verified by Habitat for Humanity. Teams will stay in lodgings that are safe and clean.  Rooms will be shared, and may include a private bathroom. They will have running water and electricity, although power cuts are common in Sub-Saharan Africa. Towels and bedding will be provided.

 

Costs

The cost for this 14 day opportunity to build in Kenya is approximately
$2,950 + round-trip airfare + R&R to be confirmed

 

*Please note - R&R cost is preliminary, and subject to change. 

The trip cost includes:  lodging, food, ground transportation, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH (Country) and the Global Village program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Nairobi. This arrangement should be done 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. I will advise how to how to pay this. (Do not pay to Habitat for Humanity)

There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which will be identified and discussed with you.  These costs are not tax deductible.

 

Team Leader

 

The team leader for this trip is Cathy Borowec who has ample years of GV experience under her belt. If you are interested in joining this exciting trip to Kenya - please email cborowec@habitat.ca or apply below!

 

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