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Habitat Zambia - Kabwe


Volunteer with like-minded people and local Zambian community on a Global Village project to support a positive impact for families through access to safe, decent and affordable homes. 


November 23 - December 1, 2019

Canadian teams will contribute to the work that Habitat Zambia is doing through their Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Program. Volunteers will works alongside local masons and the local family on their home construction. 

Habitat for Humanity Zambia 

Zambia is faces a 1.3 million housing deficit which is projected to reach over 3.3 million by 2032. Statistics show that the country produces a dismal amount of 73,000 housing units annually with only 40% meeting the minimum health and sanitation requirements in accordance with the Zambian Public Health Act. To reduce this deficit there is need to construct nearly 222,000 new housing units annually between 2016 and 2030 to alleviate this housing deficit. 

More than 80 percent of the population in Zambia is considered low-income and families in both rural and urban areas struggle to attain safe and decent housing. Habitat for Humanity Zambia focuses on assisting families with children under the age of 18 living in poor housing conditions or earning less than US$2/day.  These houses are 100% subsidized and offer families a new start in life.

Habitat for Humanity Zambia currently serves families in ten different communities of Lusaka, Kabwe, and Ndola. The focus of their work is mainly in peri-urban areas. and to date, Habitat Zambia has built approximately 3,775 houses for low-income earners and vulnerable groups. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Zambia, please visit their website, here

Build and in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Saturday November 23

 Arrive in Lusaka 

 Sunday November 24

 Travel to Kabwe

 Monday November 25-29

 Build days 

 Saturday November 30

Team post-build cultural activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday December 1

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat for Humanity Zambia works on renovation and rehabilitation of existing houses, and new construction of houses. The standard house design  is  on average 24 - 46 m² and consist of approximately 3-4 rooms. For each Habitat house constructed; a pit latrine is also constructed and walls are made of either cement blocks. These houses are constructed under a program known as the Vulnerable groups housing project

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3.Building walls 4. Moving material 5. Placing window frames 6. Breaking blocks 7. Compacting soil 8. Roofing 9. Painting

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Zambia is approximately $2600.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $500.00 post-build activities (3)

(There may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc., which are the responsibility of the volunteer and are not eligible for tax receipts) 


(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, ground transportation to and from build site, orientation materials, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Zambia and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. 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 Lusaka, Zambia. This must only be done once project dates and final project have been confirmed by the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  The costs of any Team post-build activities are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or rest day activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in, the Team Leader will provide a list of travel agents registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario.

Team Leader


My name is Eloi Duguay and I was born into a family of thirteen (I was the last one, lucky 13) and raised on a farm. I learn hard work from day one. From my mother, a school teacher, I learned the love of books and pleasure of reading. From my Dad I have learned the satisfaction of looking at work well done.


I studied to be become an Engineer, but most of my career was spent working in business with some work in government as well. My wife and I raised four sons and now enjoy the pleasure of grand parenting our eight grandchildren.


Since my retirement, I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, I have now been a volunteer team leader for ten years and have led builds in Africa, Asia and Latin America. On my spare time I enjoy, running, skiing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, gardening, and most of all traveling!


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


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