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Habitat Romania - Cumpana

(New Home Construction)

 

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

 

May 4th - May 12th 2019

Cumpana only has 310 social housing units, most of which are single-room dormitories with shared bathrooms and kitchens, resulting in families' housing situations remaining unresolved for 3-5 years due to high demand. Habitat for Humanity Romania is building 5 quandruplexes capable of housing 4 families each.

Habitat for Humanity Romania

Habitat for Humanity Romania started in 1996 in a small town situated in the north-west part of the country. Now, Habitat Romania has projects in several part of the country, and is the biggest Romanian NGO focused on eliminating poverty and providing safe, decent, and affordable housing as a basic human right.

The housing situation in Romania is one of the most difficult in the European Union.

  • 5.5 million people are in need of home renovations.
  • Over 58% of the population is living in overcrowded conditions, compared to an EU average of 17.8%.
  • 42.5% of the population is living in houses without a bath and toilet with running water.

Habitat for Humanity Romania has three main programs: HAB (Healthy and Accessible Buildings), DRRR (Disaster Risk Reduction and Response) and advocacy, which aims to influence policy through improved housing solutions that positively impacts communities and socio-economic sectors nationwide. 

HFH Romania has 88,500 beneficiaries, build or renovated more than 2,000 homes, and constructed 600 new homes. 

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

 Saturday, May 4th  

 Arrive and overnight in Bucharest

 Sunday, May 5th     

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Monday,  May 6th - Thursday, May 9th 

 Build days

 Friday, May 10th  

 Final build day and Farewell

 Saturday, May 11th     

 R&R 

 Sunday, May 12th

 Depart for Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

New homes are mainly constructed using a wooden frame structure and sandwich-type walls made of thermo-insulating materials. Solutions include: a single family home, duplex, quadruplex, or an apartment in a building with multi-apartments. The size of the home depends on the size of the family but generally are around 600 square feet.  
 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
Include digging, foundations, making and pouring concrete, building frames and roof trusses, raising walls, roofing, insulation, plasterboard, gypsum filling, sanding, exterior plastering, and painting. 
 
 
Habitat Individual Donation
 

The Habitat individual donation for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Romania is approximately $2,100 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $200 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 Romania 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 Bucharest 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

Hello! My name is Liz Air and I am excited to be leading this trip to Cumpana. This will be my sixth trip with the Global Village program, second as Team Leader, having been to Macedonia, Romania, and Portugal (three times) already. I have always wanted to travel, and I find that HFH trips are an amazing way to experience the world and different cultures in a way that you just can’t with regular travel destination packages. The connections I have made, and the friends I now have because of these trips are like no other. Please, join me on this next adventure!

Please feel free to contact me at liz.air11@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

Looking forward to sharing a wonderfully rewarding experience with you!

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