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 Habitat Chile –Our Children Return Home March  9th- 17th  2019 (March Break)

Come join a team of like-minded people, work closely together to give a hand up to a Chilean family. You will see firsthand how Habitat impacts families  and improves lives.  


Why should I go to Chile?

Approximately 86 percent of the 17.5 million residents live in urban areas. In 2001, was estimated that 9% of Chile’s urban population lived in slums, versus 4 percent in 1990. The Housing and Urbanization Department (MINVIU) offers several housing programs, each one with unique characteristics and targeted populations. Unfortunately, these programs are not well implemented and often require a down-payment that many Chileans can’t afford. Furthermore, the subsidized homes are usually too small for a family to live decently, which represents a problem even for those that can afford the down-payment. This situation has been further aggravated by the recent natural disasters that have struck the country over the past 5 years, including the Concepción Earthquake (2010), Valparaiso fire (2014), Copiapó floods (2015), and Calbuco volcano (2015). These natural disasters have further increased the existing housing deficit.

Habitat for Humanity Chile

Since its inception in 2001, Habitat for Humanity Chile has served  more than 12,000 families in various communities across the country.

HFH Chile works with socially vulnerable families and communities, providing housing solutions, facilitating community support and offering various services in an efficient and sustainable manner, thus benefiting the entire nation.

They have a very unique program called “Our Children Return Home”.  This program works closely with hospitals, health centers as well as other organizations.  The goal of the project is to provide house additions or improvements for the parents of severely ill children. That helps to free up hospital beds if the child is still in hospital, it also provides a suitable environment in the family home where the child can be well cared for.

I  would like to invite you to join a Global Village team and help a Chilean family to build strength, stability and independence.


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


 Saturday March 9th

 Arrive in Santiago –Chile

 Sunday March 10th

 R&R day  and team Orientation

 Mon March 11th - Friday  March   15th

 Build Days/farewell celebration on Friday

 Saturday March   16th  

 R&R day

 Sunday March 17th 

 Return to Canada or continue travels


Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Our lodging will be at one of the local hostels. It is in a central location with places to explore at the end of the day.  A typical meal in Chile will consist of some form of meat, a salad, bread and seasonal vegetables. Vegetarian options are also available. Snacks and water will be provided at the work site.

                                                                 Habitat Individual Donation


The Habitat individual donation for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Chile  is approximately $2,100 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 400 R&R 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 Chile 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 Santiago- Chile 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: Sophia Chaudhery

Hi my name Sophia and I am very excited to be leading a team to Chile in March. I've done quite a bit of travelling over the years and love the idea of travelling for a purpose. Habitat is a great way to experience something new and help a family in need. I participated in my first Habitat trip to Jordan some years ago and was inspired to continue on the Habitat journey. I've had the opportunity to be team leader on builds within Canada (Grand Prairie, Whitehorse  and Iqaluit ) and overseas (Hawaii, Jordan and Cambodia). I 'm very excited to be leading a team to Chile  this March Break  and I hope  you will join me on this South America adventure.
Please feel free to contact me at  sophiah4h@hotmail.com if you would like to
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