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Habitat Cambodia - Battambang


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


March 16 - 25, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons in Battambang to help construct a home. Habitat Cambodia's projects in Battambang are focused on supporting home construction. This projects focuses its work on building resilient homes for vulnerable and marginalized communities.


Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia believes that every Cambodia has the right to a simple decent home. through partnerships with local NGOs and local authorities, habitat Cambodia has implemented its housing program in Phnom Penh since 2003 and has expanded its Housing Assistance Projects around Phnom Penh City to five resettlement areas. New projects are now starting in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang provinces.  For more information visit Habitat Cambodia's website, here.

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

 Saturday March 16th   

 Arrive in Siem Reap

 Sunday March 17th     

 Team travels to Battambang and welcome   orientation 

 Mon March 18th - Fri 22nd 

 Build days 

 Saturday March 23rd   

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday March 24th

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday March 25th     

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

A compressed earth block (CEB), also known as a compressed soil block, is a building material made primarily from damp soil compressed at high pressure to form blocks. Compressed earth blocks use a mechanical press to form blocks out of an appropriate mix of fairly dry inorganic subsoil, non-expansive clay and aggregate. If the blocks are stabilized with a chemical binder such as Portland cement, they are called compressed stabilized earth block (CSEB) or stabilized earth block (SEB).

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Laying foundation 2. Brick laying 3. Making CE blocks 4. Floor laying 5. Mixing mortar 6. Moving material

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Cambodia is approximately $2,154 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $290 for 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 Cambodia 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 Siem Reap 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.  I will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.

Team Leader

My name is Alan Dickinson and I am an active retiree living in Ottawa, Ontario. I have been on 20 Global Village trips as a participant, this will be my 14th as Team Leader.

I find being part of the process that changes lives by providing decent affordable housing to be very rewarding. I have travelled to 76 countries and love to see and do new things.

If you share my desire to make a difference in the world and don’t mind getting your hands dirty while learning about a new culture, and having a bit of fun then this could be a trip for you.

Please feel free to contact me to learn more about this trip by e-mail at alan53149@gmail.com, or apply now using our on-line application!



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