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Improving Housing Conditions For Low-Income Families

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Habitat Armenia - Vayk

(Improving Housing Conditions For Low-Income Families)

 

Visit Armenia whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need

 

June 29th - July 8th 2019

Since the program launch in 2000, more than 1,100 volunteers have participated in Habitat for Humanity Armenia housing projects. By establishing the "Improving Housing Conditions For Low-Income Families" project, Habitat Armenia is reaching out to a wider range of families. Additional partners will increase the range of families even more withing the former Soviet republic. 

Partner organizations will be tasked with identifying low-income families needing support using Habitat Armenia's family selection criteria. Others will provide financial support and subsidize all renovation costs while volunteers will help selected families complete this work.

Habitat for Humanity Armenia

Since 2000, through the work of Habitat for Humanity Armenia, more than 6,000 low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing.

More recently, Habitat Armenia has increased their stake in affordable housing by helping to institutionalize energy efficiency in the country. By partnering with financial institutions, local municipalities, as well as international organization, home owner associations and tenants of residential buildings, Habitat Armenia has initiated substantial sustainable energy projects. 

In Armenia, different layers of society experience housing problems, and therefore Habitat Armenia's pending goal is to expand the boundaries of its services and extend a helping hand to low income families in improving their housing conditions. The main housing programs that low and middle income families face are poor conditions of water and sewage systems, absence of thermal insulation, unhygienic conditions, and poor gas supply. In most regions people don't have proper heating system and heat their houses with biofuel, which affects public health and has a negative impact on the environment.

The management and maintenance of residential buildings are also crucial issues in Armenia. 

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

 Saturday, June, 29th  

 Arrive and overnight in Yerevan

 Sunday, June 30th     

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Monday, July 1st - Friday, July 5th 

 Build days

 Saturday, July 6th  

 Final build day and Farewell

 Sunday, July 7th     

 R&R 

 Sunday, July 8th

 Depart for Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Currently, Habitat Armenia has active housing renovation and reconstruction projects throughout the country. 
 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
Include internal repairs, plastering, finishing, masonry, and thermal refurbishment. As Habitat Armenia is running several projects with various construction interventions, the team will receive information about tasks they will perform closer to the build date. 
 
 
Habitat Individual Donation
 

The Habitat individual donation for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Armenia is approximately $2,280 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $400 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 Armenia 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 Yerevan 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. The Team Leader will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.

Team Leader

Hi, my name is Tessy Sagan and I live in Burlington, west of Toronto. My love of travel and exploration has led me to many places and adventures, including living in South America for two years. I participated in my first build to Hungary in 2007 and since then I have been fortunate to lead builds to Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Portugal, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia.  Each experience has been unique and rewarding, combining the opportunity to travel to a new place and experience the culture, while being able to make a difference in the lives of others. 

I am thrilled to be leading a build to the beautiful country of Armenia and I look forward to another great experience with other adventurous spirits. 

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact me at tsagan16@hotmail.com. Or, you can apply now by using our on-line application. 

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