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Habitat Fiji - Nadi

(Building safer communities in Nadi)

 

Volunteer on a new Global Village project whilst supporting a 'hand up' to vulnerable populations in Fiji

 

May 18 - 29, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons in Nadi to help construct a transitional home. Habitat Fiji's projects range from new house construction to helping families rebuild after cyclones and other disasters while also working to improve waste and sanitation access. The focus of this project is to support rebuilding homes affected by the 2016 cyclone and building transitional shelters. 


 

Habitat for Humanity Fiji

Habitat for Humanity started working in Fiji in 1991. Since then, Habitat has helped over 69,500 people to build homes through partnerships with governments, bilateral and non-profit organizations and international volunteers. Habitat works on a range of projects throughout the country including disaster response and recovery through repairs and temporary housing, construction or improvement of water and sanitation systems in rural and remote areas, and disabled access housing projects. As a result of rapid urban growth and rising land prices adequate housing has become a major challenge in Nadi. Therefore, in recent years Habitat Fiji has focused on supporting families access shelter and upgrade access to water and sanitation. In 2017, Habitat for Humanity Fiji has supported more than 4,500 families through disaster response and over 2,000 families in more than 55 communities through water and sanitation improvements and built over 1,300 new houses.  For more information visit Habitat Fiji's website, here

 

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

 Saturday May 18th

 Arrive in Fiji

 Sunday May 19th  

 Orientation and welcome dinner

 Mon May 20th - 24th 

 Build days

 Saturday May 25th 

 R&R activities

 Sunday May 26th 

 R&R activities

 Monday May 27th     

 Build day

Tuesday May 28th

Half build day. Farewell and dedication ceremony 

Wednesday May 29th 

 Return to Canada


Typical Housing Solutions

Full transitional shelters. 
 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
1. Excavation for the foundation & posts 2. Cutting posts 3. Cement & concrete mixing 4. Cutting & fabricating windows & doors 5. Putting up wall panels 6. Bracing roof frame 7. Adjusting gutters and downpipes.  
 

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 12 day opportunity to build with Habitat Fiji is approximately $2,560.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350.00 Team Debrief activities (3)

(There may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc., which are the 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 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 Fiji 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 Nadi, Fiji. This must only be done once project dates and final project 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 R&R 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 rest day 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 Bio

Susanne Dittmer lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a long-time Habitat fan with a number of builds under her belt, having traveled to Madagascar, El Salvador, Mongolia, Macedonia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Chile, Zambia, Indonesia (Bali and Java), Hawaii, Ethiopia and Malawi. The Fiji trip will be her 11th trip as a team leader.  Susanne is looking forward to spending time with a group of like-minded people while getting to know Fiji from a very different angle. When not traveling, she works in the healthcare industry and also enjoys various sports, outdoor activities, as well as trying her hand at DIY projects.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Susanne at: habitatfan@gmail.com or apply now using our online application!

 

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