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Pinamalayan,Oriental Mindoro -
November 3 - 14, 2018
Join me in the exciting journey to the Pearl of the Orient Seas – Philippines!
By joining this trip, you will help provide Filipino families with a decent home, bigger opportunities, and a better chance at life. Be a part of this global effort, be a part of the force behind solving poverty housing. No experience is required, just an open & loving heart and willingness to help.
Why should I go to the Philippines?
The Philippines is a unique and beautiful country where kindness and respect towards others is part of the culture, and all are willing to help you to have a wonderful experience in their country. Philippines was romantically dubbed "Pearl of the Orient Seas" for its majestic and endless natural beauty. You will find some of the world’s best beaches and islands in the Philippines.
But the real treasure in the Philippines are the Filipinos themselves who are the most hospitable people in the planet. Foreigners who have gone to the Philippines find themselves falling in love with the warm hospitality they are shown. Filipinos are respectful, loving, caring and helpful people. Filipinos are friendly and family oriented – they love accepting foreigners in to their homes and making them feel like they are part of the family. Just a short stay in the Philippines and you too will soon feel at home in this wonderful country.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Philippines
Habitat for Humanity Philippines was founded in 1988. Over the past 28 years, HFH-Philippines have served over 140,000 families, providing them with better homes, access to clean water, sustainable energy, healthcare and educational facilities, and livelihood training. The current housing backlog of the Philippines is estimated at 5.5 million units, and is projected to reach 6.5 million by 2030. Informal settler families number around 2.2 million nationwide, with more than 500,000 of them living in metro Manila. HFH-Philippines’s goal is to help lessen the housing backlog by building better homes for 800,00 families by the year 2020, helping to transform their lives.
What will my week look like?
|Sat. Nov. 3||Arrive in Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport)|
|Sun. Nov. 4.||Travel to Oriental Mindoro,welcome dinner|
|Mon. Nov. 5||Build|
|Tues. Nov. 6||Build|
|Wed. Nov. 7||Build|
|Thurs. Nov. 8||Build|
|Fri. Nov. 9||Build and community event|
|Sat. Nov. 10||R&R|
|Sun. Nov. 11||R&R|
|Mon. Nov. 12||Build|
|Tues. Nov. 13||Build and farewell dinner|
|Wed. Nov. 14||Depart for home or onward travels|
This itinerary may change as details for the trip are finalised.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 12 day opportunity to build in the Philippines is approximately
$2,100 + round-trip airfare + approximately $300 for R&R*
The trip cost covers: lodging, food, ground transportation, traveller’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Philippines and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Mindoro, Philippines. Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax deductible.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and the eligible airfare – these will be 2 separate receipts. The costs for R&R portion of the trip are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to HFH Canada. Your team leader will let you know how to pay this.
Meet the Team Leader: Evelyn Miclat
Aloha! My name is Evelyn Miclat and I am very excited to meet you and work with you in Mindoro, Philippines. I was born in the Philippines, lived in Toronto for 30 years, and now reside on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Hawaii. I work as Quality Assurance Coordinator for an engineering company. I first volunteered with Habitat for Humanity back in 2010 in El Salvador. Since then I have been on 5 other builds. I have led builds to Trinidad & Tobago, Philippines and Cambodia. I have also participated in Global Village trips to Kenya and Thailand.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!