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Habitat Indonesia - Sentul, West Jakarta


Volunteer with our team on a Global Village project to support families in Indonesia achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable and safe housing. 

Get your hands dirty and join our team:

April 4th to 12th, 2020

Our team will work alongside local masons and families in Sentul to help construct a new home. This project is part of a 5-year community-based development initiative that aims to improve housing conditions and living standards for at least 500 families. In Sentul, Habitat is deploying a holistic approach that extends beyond affordable and safe housing and encompasses the improvement of water and sanitation facilities, capacity and skills through target training and basic community infrastructure such as waste management, community centers and schools.

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia was established on May 1, 1997 and currently has 4 branch offices, namely Batam, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. Its largest program was rebuilding after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami with more than 8,000 families helped. Since its establishment until the end of December 2017, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia has assisted more than 52,912 families, with the construction of new homes, renovation of old houses, provision of clean water and public toilets, and the construction of community facilities. In the rural Sentul it is estimated that 75% of the population is living below the national poverty line. Poor sanitation, access to clean water, and safe and affordable housing are the critical challenges identified. Habitat began working with the communities in rural Sentul in 2010 and since has supported improvements to approximately 700 homes. Additionally, it has plans to support 300 more homes and increase access to clean water and healthy sanitation for 1,000 families. Through the project Habitat has provided training and hired 57 trades people to help implement the project. Due the level of resources that families have access to, the program is being implemented as a grant program. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Indonesia, please visit their website, here

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

 Saturday April 4th

  Arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport   (Jakarta)

 Sunday April 5th   

Orientation and Welcome dinner

 Monday April 6th - Friday April 10th 

 Build days (Dedication Ceremony on Friday)

Saturday April 11th   

Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday Sunday April 12th

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Indonesia focuses on building new houses, water sanitation, access to clean water and public toilets. The total housing need is 568 homes, of those more than 500 houses do not have access to toilets.

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Moving material 5. Painting 6. Sanding

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Indonesia is approximately $1,905.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $200 non-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 Indonesia 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 Jakarta, Indonesia. 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 non-build 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 Kareem, and live in Toronto. I work in advertising and love it. It keeps me pretty busy, but I try to get away at least once a year on a build, if for nothing else, to cleanse the soul, but always have an unforgettable experience.

I did my first Globa Village build to Guatemala about 15 years ago and then a second build to Ghana a few years later. That’s when I caught the HFH bug and decided I wanted to get more involved. I became a team leader about 9 years ago. Since then, I’ve lead a number of builds across the map including Chile, the Philippines, Cambodia, the Yukon, among others. This will be my 1st build to Indonesia and I can’t wait, really hope you can join me on what I’m sure will be an epic experience!

Feel free to contact me @ kboulos@gmail.com should you have any questions about this project  or apply now using our online application. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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