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Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home.  Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
If you already have a group of 10 - 12 family, friends and/or co-workers, please contact us for additional details about available dates and locations: globalvillage@habitat.ca


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Habitat Fiji - Nadi

(Building safer communities in Nadi)


Visit a new Global Village project whilst giving a 'hand up' to vulnerable populations in Fiji


May 18 - 29, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons in Nadi to help construct a transitional home. Habitat Fiji's projects range from new house construction to helping families rebuild after cyclones and other disasters while also working improve waste and sanitation access in various communities. This project focuses its work rebuilding homes affected by the 2016 cyclone and building transitional shelters. 


Habitat for Humanity Fiji

Habitat for Humanity started working in Fiji in 1991. Since then, Habitat has helped over 69,500 people to build homes and hope through partnerships with governments, bilateral and non-profit organizations and international volunteers. Habitat works on a range of projects throughout the country including disaster response and recovery through repairs and temporary housing when needed, construction or improvement of water and sanitation systems in rural and remote areas, and disabled access housing projects. In the financial year ended June 30, 2017, Habitat for Humanity Fiji has helped more than 4,500 families through disaster response and over 2,000 families in more than 55 communities through water and sanitation improvements and built over 1,300 new houses to date. For more information visit Habitat Fiji's website, here


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

 Saturday May 18th

 Arrive in Fiji

 Sunday May 19th  

 Orientation and welcome dinner

 Mon May 20th - 24th 

 Build days

 Saturday May 25th 

 R&R activities

 Sunday May 26th 

 R&R activities

 Monday May 27th     

 Build day

Tuesday May 28th

Half build day. Farewell and dedication ceremony 

Wednesday May 29th 

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Full transitional shelters. 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Excavation for the foundation & posts 2. Cutting posts 3. Cement & concrete mixing 4. Cutting & fabricating windows & doors 5. Putting up wall panels 6. Bracing roof frame 7. Adjusting gutters and downpipes.  

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 12 day opportunity to build with Habitat Fiji is approximately $2,560.00 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350.00 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 Fiji 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 Chennai 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

Susanne Dittmer lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a long-time Habitat fan with a number of builds under her belt, having traveled to Madagascar, El Salvador, Mongolia, Macedonia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Chile, Zambia, Indonesia (Bali and Java), Hawaii, Ethiopia and Malawi. The Fiji trip will be her 11th trip as a team leader.  Susanne is looking forward to spending time with a group of like-minded people while getting to know Fiji from a very different angle. When not traveling, she works in the healthcare industry and also enjoys various sports, outdoor activities, as well as trying her hand at DIY projects.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Susanne at: sdittmer@ns.sympatico.ca or apply now using our online application!


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