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Habitat Nepal - Central Region (Kavre)

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Volunteer on a Global Village build and assist families affected by earthquakes in Nepal


September 14th - 25th, 2019

Habitat Nepal's projects in Kavre are focused on home construction for earthquake affected families as part of Habitat Nepal's Chhanna (Roof) Program. Our team will work alongside local masons and a Habitat partner family to build decent and safe homes for families impacted by the earthquakes.

Habitat for Humanity Nepal

Habitat for Humanity began working in Nepal in 1997, by 2005, Habitat Nepal helped 830 families directly build homes. In Kavre, Habitat Nepal is assisting earthquake affected families in constructing new homes through owner driven approach. Since the April 25, 2015 earthquake, thousands of families are still living in temporary shelters. Under earthquake assistance program, Habitat Nepal is supporting households through social mobilization, technical assistance, tiered assistance and ensure availability of quality construction materials. In 2017, Habitat Nepal marked 20 years of home construction and has helped address the shelter needs of more than 70,000 Nepali families. In the same year Habitat Nepal launched the Channa (Roof) Program. The Program consists of four pillars social mobilization, tecnhical assistance, tiered support, and market development. GV builds are part of the tiered support pillar focused on supporting families by providing financial and building support for adequate homes. Kavre is located 30km from Kathmandu. For more information visit Habitat Nepal's website, here.

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

 Saturday Sept. 14 

 Arrive in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport )

Sunday Sept. 15

Travel to Kavre and have welcome orientation 

 Monday Sept. 16 -  Friday Sept. 20

 Build Days

 Saturday Sept. 21

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday Sept. 22

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday Sept. 23


 Tuesday Sept. 24

 Build and dedication ceremony, return to     Kathmandu

Wednesday Sept. 25

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Nepal is assisting families in building their homes primarily made of stone and brick or CSEB (Compressed Stabilized Earth Block) with cement or mud mortar (depends upon location and availability). The house will have a CGI sheet roofing supported by bamboo frames. The design is disaster resilient.
Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Making CSEB with cement or mortar 5. Weaving bamboo 6. Moving material


Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 12 day opportunity to build with Habitat Nepal is approximately $2,525.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $325.00 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 Nepal 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 Kathmandu, Nepal. 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

Hi, I’m Alan Rendall and live in Canmore, Alberta. so the beauty of Nepal and the Himalaya is huge draw of me. I have traveled there four times in the past six years and done a GV project in Itahari as well as trekked in some stunning mountains. This will be my 17th trip with Global Village. I had such a great time on my first build in El Salvador in 2009 I decided to become a Global Village team leader. Having built in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Portugal, Hawaii, PEI and Edmonton  I am excited to be a part of this 2019 GV project in Kavre, my first in Nepal since the devastating earthquake of April 2015.

If you are a flexible individual that enjoys working as a team to help a family build a strong foundation please join us in Nepal this September. Come and make some new life long friends in the world of Habitat Global Village. Please feel free to contact me at alan.gvcanada@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

Looking forward to sharing a wonderfully rewarding experience with you!


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