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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 Kenya -Nanyuki

(Laikipia Vulnerable Housing Project)

 

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

 

July 6th - July 15th 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons in Nanyuki to help construct a home. Habitat Kenya's projects are focused on supporting orphans and vulnerable children. This is in response to the devastating long term impact of HIV/AIDS in the region.


 

Habitat for Humanity Kenya

 Habitat Kenya works on home construction to support orphans and vulnerable children affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. They also advocate to for improved rights for women and children in relation to land rights and property inheritance. In an effort to mobilise more Kenyan volunteers, they have a new goal of matching the number of international volunteers with local volunteers each year. In addition to home construction, Habitat Kenya also provide workshops for homeowners to protect their property for their families. By working with innovative lower-cost housing solutions they have been able to support more families and build more homes, and continue to research and improvise the latest techonology allowing more Kenyans to receive a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. Your local Habitat community will be Nanyuki, located a 2-3 hours drive north of Nairobi.

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

 Saturday 6th July

 Arrive in Nairobi

 Sunday 7th July

 Orientation and travel to Nanyuki

 Monday 8th - Friday 12th July

 Build days and dedication ceremony

 Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July

 R&R days

 Monday 15th July

 Return to Canada / onward travel

 

Typical Housing Solutions

1. Repairs 2. Renovations 3. New house construction 4. Latrine constitution. 5. Use of low cost technology in building (ISSB) Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks)
 
1. Fixing Doors & Windows 2. Plastering 3. Floor slab construction 4. Painting 5. Walling 6. Foundation excavation 7. Making timber trusses. 8. Skill sharing for professionals. 8 ISSB block making.

 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Kenya is approximately $2900 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + approximately $600 R&R (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 Kenya 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 Nairobi 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 Micaela Roughton (on the right in the photo!). I first became involved with Habitat for Humanity Global Village in 2014, and a part of my heart has remained there ever since! I have experience travelling within Latin America, Europe, and Africa. In the past few years I have focused on exploring more of Southern Africa through personal travel and founded a grassroots Canadian charity that supports an HIV/AIDs orphanage and vocational institute in Zambia.  The first team I led was also on a Global Village trip to Zambia in 2014, and I had an incredible time leading a Global Village trip to Malawi in 2017 and Indonesia in 2018.  I’m very excited to expand my Global Village experience to explore and build in Kenya this July!

In my day-to-day life I work in Student Affairs at Simon Fraser University supporting students from around the world. My true passions in life are focused around social justice work, international development, travel, and connecting with new people and cultures wherever/however I can.  My experience so far with Habitat Global Village has been incredible, and I feel honoured to be able to share in a wonderful new adventure with you.  A willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, an open-mind, and a readiness to serve are all that you need to join our team.

Please feel free to contact me at micaela@homesofjoy.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our online application! I hope to hear from you soon! 

 

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