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Habitat Cambodia - Phnom Penh

Build Full!

 

Volunteer on a Global Village build and support people improve their quality of life through decent and safe housing.

 

October 5th - 14th, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons to help construct a new home with a local family. Habitat Cambodia's projects in Phnom Penh are focused on supporting urban populations construct disaster resilient and appropriate housing and sanitation solutions to increase the quality of life and ensure a healthy living environment.


Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia seeks to break the cycle of poverty through durable, affordable housing solutions. Since 2003, Habitat Cambodia has served over 70,000 households; over 20,000 through direct housing interventions and almost 50,000 through partnerships with micro-finance institutions. We take a holistic approach to housing that includes empowering marginalized communities by improving their own housing conditions and working with partner organizations to address the needs of people and communities. Cambodia is prone to floods and droughts, Habitat aims to build resilient communities through disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction training. Habitat Cambodia's main project in Phnom Penh is the Chapadeum Chivet Thmey (CCT) (New Life-New Start) project the successor of the GRACE project, which provides grant based housing for the most vulnerable. Phnom Penh has had significant and fast-paced population growth resulting in urban poverty and precarious housing conditions. The overall objective of the project is to build self-reliance and resilience through holistic support to extremely vulnerable families. The project will work in partnership of other local NGOs to improve the living conditions and health of families by providing decent housing and safe water combined with support for the family. Additionally, the CCT project aims to increase knowledge of stakeholders on the impact of enhancing development programs for vulnerable people through holistic housing solutions. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, please visit their website, here


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

 Saturday October 5

 Arrive in Phnom Penh

 Sunday October 6  Cultural day, orientation and welcome dinner 

 Monday October 7 - Thursday October 10   

 Build Days

 Friday October 11

 Build, dedication ceremony and farewell dinner 

 Saturday October 12 & Sunday October 13   

 Team post-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday October 14 

 Return to Canada


Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Cambodia focuses on building new houses made of concrete blocks or wood on stilts. They also have programs supporting improved water sanitation and access to clean water and public toilets. 

Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Moving material 5. Painting 6. Sanding 7. Compacting soil 8. Nailing bamboo floor 9. Cleaning and smoothing bamboo

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Cambodia is approximately $1,980.00(1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $400 post-build 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 Cambodia 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 Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 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 post-build activities 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

Brenley:

Hi! I’m Brenley Crawford and I live in Mississauga. I have been involved with my local HFH affiliate for over ten years: sitting on a variety of committees, helping on build sites, and volunteering at a local ReStore. I participated on my first international Global Village build in 2014 and have been hooked ever since! Cambodia will be my eleventh GV build, and my ninth as team leader. My previous builds (Zambia, New Zealand, El Salvador, Philippines, Honduras, Fiji, Nicaragua, Halifax, Malawi April 2019, and Grey-Bruce August 2019) were all unique and rewarding, offering the opportunity to build several different types of housing, as well as to experience and interact with cultures and people around the world. Dave and I met on my Philippines build, and even though we live almost 5000 km across the country from each other, we are both firm believers in the HFH’s “hand up, not a hand out” philosophy. I’m very excited to be co-leading with Dave in Cambodia!

No construction experience is necessary, just a commitment to working with a team of like-minded people hoping to do a bit of good in the world. 

David:

Hi! I am Dave from Terrace, BC. This will be my fifth trip with HFH Global Village, and my first as team leader. I really enjoy the combination of international travel, making a small difference in this world and meeting new people! I am fairly familiar with international travel and Asia, having participated in several GV builds in Asia and Central America, as well as leading college student field trips to China.

The opportunity to help a family acquire a permanent house, meet a group of fellow GV volunteers, and learn a bit about a new culture motivates me.  I expect we’ll have a lot of fun together coupled with a lot of hard work!! One thing I know, Habitat builds are an experience you will never forget!

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