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Habitat Kenya -Nanyuki

(Laikipia Vulnerable Housing Project)


Visit a new Global Village project 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 Kenya's projects 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

 Habitat 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, Habitat 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. Your local Habitat community will be Nanyuki, located a 2-3 hours drive north of Nairobi.

Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Saturday October 13th   

 Arrive and overnight in Nairobi

 Sunday October 14th     

 Travel to Nanyuki and Habitat Kenya Welcome 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 Habitat Kenya Farewell Ceremony

 Wed - Thurs 24th-25th October

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Friday October  26th    

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

1. Repairs 2. Renovations 3. New house construction 4. Latrine constitution. 5. Use of low cost technology in building (ISSB) Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks)
1. Fixing Doors & Windows 2. Plastering 3. Floor slab construction 4. Painting 5. Walling 6. Foundation excavation 7. Making timber trusses. 8. Skill sharing for professionals. 8 ISSB block making.


Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 14 day opportunity to build with Habitat Kenya is approximately $2950 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + Team Debrief activities (3)

(There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax receipted) 


(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board) , traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Kenya and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation .

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Nairobi and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  Team R&R activities will be determined by the Team Leader, not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.  I will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.

Team Leader

Cathy Borowec has worked for Habitat for Humanity for 18 years now – first, for eight years as Executive Director in Cobourg at the Habitat Northumberland and now as Director Affiliate Relations at Habitat Canada. Cathy’s heart is held by Habitat and she especially likes participating in International builds. Global Village is a big part of Cathy’s life – she and her husband Dan participate annually. This year’s team to Kenya is a return to the African continent where in 2010, Cathy led a ‘Sing & Build’ trip. Other teams have been to the US Gulf Coast, Haiti, El Salvador, Iqaluit, Whitehorse and last year to Edmonton for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Project.


Please email cborowec@habitat.ca if you have any questions about this mission build. 


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