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Our Children Return Home

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 Habitat Chile –Our Children Return Home March  9th- 17th  2019 (March Break)

Volunteer on a New Global Village Project and offer a 'hand up' to Habitat For Humanity Chile’s  partner families.                          

 

Why should I go to Chile?

Approximately 86 percent of the 17.5 million residents live in urban areas. In 2001, was estimated that 9% of Chile’s urban population lived in slums, versus 4 percent in 1990. The Housing and Urbanization Department (MINVIU) offers several housing programs, each one with unique characteristics and targeted populations. Unfortunately, these programs are not well implemented and often require a down-payment that many Chileans can’t afford. Furthermore, the subsidized homes are usually too small for a family to live decently, which represents a problem even for those that can afford the down-payment. This situation has been further aggravated by the recent natural disasters that have struck the country over the past 5 years, including the Concepción Earthquake (2010), Valparaiso fire (2014), Copiapó floods (2015), and Calbuco volcano (2015). These natural disasters have further increased the existing housing deficit.

Habitat for Humanity Chile

Since its inception in 2001, Habitat for Humanity Chile has served  more than 12,000 families in various communities across the country.

HFH Chile projects are focused on socially vulnerable families and communities, providing housing solutions, facilitating community support and offering various services in an efficient and sustainable manner, thus benefiting the entire nation.

They have a very unique program called “Our Children Return Home”.  This program works closely with hospitals, health centers as well as other organizations.  The goal of the project is to provide house additions or improvements for the parents of severely ill children. That helps to free up hospital beds if the child is still in hospital, it also provides a suitable environment in the family home where the child can be well cared for.

I  would like to invite you to join a Global Village team and help a Chilean family to build strength, stability and independence.

To find our more about Habitat for Humanity Chile  please visit their website here                     

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

  

 Saturday March 9th

 Arrive in Santiago –Chile

 Sunday March 10th

 Rest day  and team Orientation

 Mon March 11th - Friday  March   15th

 Build Days/farewell celebration on Friday

 Saturday March   16th  

 Team debrief activities

 Sunday March 17th 

 Return to Canada or continue travels

 

Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Our lodging will be at one of the local hostels. It is in a central location with places to explore at the end of the day.  A typical meal in Chile will consist of some form of meat, a salad, bread and seasonal vegetables. Vegetarian options are also available. Snacks and water will be provided at the work site.

 

                                                                 Habitat Individual Donation         

The minimum individual donation to Habitat  for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat  Chile  is approximately

$2,100 CAD(1), excluding Air Transportation(2) + $ 400 for Team Debrief activities(3)

(there may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc,  which are 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 to 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 Chile  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 Santiago - Chile . This must only be done once project dates and final project itinerary 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 Debrief  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 Team Debrief  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: Sophia Chaudhery

Hi my name Sophia and I am very excited to be leading a team to Chile in March. I've done quite a bit of travelling over the years and love the idea of travelling for a purpose. Habitat is a great way to experience something new and help a family in need. I participated in my first Habitat trip to Jordan some years ago and was inspired to continue on the Habitat journey. I've had the opportunity to be team leader on builds within Canada (Grand Prairie, Whitehorse  and Iqaluit ) and overseas (Hawaii, Jordan and Cambodia). I 'm very excited to be leading a team to Chile  this March Break  and I hope  you will join me on this South America adventure.
Please feel free to contact me at  sophiah4h@hotmail.com if you would like to
learn more about this project  or apply now using our online application!

 

 

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