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New Builds Veles

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Habitat Macedonia - Veles

(New Builds)


Visit Macedonia whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need


May 25th - June 2nd 2019

The New Builds Veles program began in 2009, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, the Municipality of Veles and local residents. The first phase ended in 2011 and the second phase ended in 2017.

The newest project in Veles is underway and it will take place in the same neighbourhood as the existing buildings of New Builds Veles. It is considered the third phase of the same project. The new building will be three floors high and house 12 apartments. The construction will take place from its basis and there will be, again, some assistance from the homeowners, their future neighbours, domestic and Global Village volunteers. 

The target groups in this project were low income families, young couples with children and young couples living in substandard conditions.


Habitat for Humanity Macedonia

Habitat for Humanity Macedonia is a housing organization dedicated to providing simple, decent and affordable housing solutions for low income families living in substandard conditions. Habitat for Humanity Macedonia's activities include building and financing homes, advocacy, strengthening capacities and developing communities. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 2004, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia has supported more than 2,784 families in housing improvement and 2,801 in housing support services, contributing to the 500,000 partner families worldwide. 

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

 Saturday, May 25th  

 Arrive and overnight in Skopje

 Sunday, May 26th     

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Monday, May 27th - Thursday, May 30th 

 Build days

 Friday, May 31st  

 Final build day and Farewell

 Saturday, June 1st     

 R&R - Matka Canyon and Vrelo Cave

 Sunday, June 2nd

 Depart for Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

HFH Macedonia builds using traditional and culturally specific methods. 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Excavation 2. Rebarring 3. Forming 4. Filling forms with concrete 5. Preparing trusses 6. Gluing 7. Painting 8. Assisting with electrical, plumbing and sewage elements. 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Macedonia is approximately $1,930 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $200 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 Macedonia 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 Skopje 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 Rita Baita and I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to take a team to Macedonia. I have been very fortunate to be part of the GV program since 2011. These trips make me feel alive! This will be my eleventh trip, eighth as a leader with previous builds in Guatemala, Chile, El Salvador, Portugal, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Yukon, Cambodia, Halifax and India.

The challenge of hard work under a hot sun is always rewarded with a huge smile from the heart. I have made some great friends around the world while learning, laughing and having lots of fun. That is why I keep coming back!

Construction skills are not necessary, just a desire to learn and listen with a compassionate heart. Bring with you a sense of humour, flexibility and an open mind and you won’t be disappointed. You will have many memories. 

Please feel free to contact me at rbaita1132@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about the trip or apply now using our on-line application.  I look forward to hearing from you and sharing this incredible experience.


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