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Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home.  Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
 
If you already have a group of 10 - 12 family, friends and/or co-workers, please contact us for additional details about available dates and locations: globalvillage@habitat.ca

 
 
 

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Habitat Bolivia- La Paz

October 12 - 21st, 2019

Volunteer on a New Global Village Project and join a team as they work with a partner family to build a safe and stable home. 

About Habitat for Humanity Bolivia:                                           

Habitat for Humanity Bolivia projects are focused on partnership with Bolivian families living in substandard and unhealthy conditions. Approximately 60% of the population of Bolivia does not have stable living conditions and lack access to health, education, housing, employment, and formal financial credit programs. There is also a deficit in the quality of housing and the environment. Many homes have been built without proper materials or construction practices. Most often they do not have any basic services needed to accommodate a family.

At Habitat for Humanity Bolivia, we support the repair, improvement, expansion, and construction of new homes through alliances with both public and private entities to promote community development. We believe that adequate housing can break the cycle of poverty for good.

To find our more about Habitat for Humanity Bolivia please visit their website here

About the Habitat for Humanity project in La Paz

HFH Bolivia’s ‘We are waiting for you at home’ project aims to improve housing for children receiving cancer treatment to ease their recovery and reduce the risks of associated diseases once they return home.

The project’s goal is to ensure children have adequate conditions once they return home, volunteers can expect to be moving bricks, rocks, water, and gravel. Other tasks may include mixing cement, digging trenches, or cutting and tying rebar.

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

 Saturday October 12

 Arrive in La Paz

 Sunday October 13  Cultural day, orientation and welcome dinner 

 Monday October 14 - Thursday October 17   

 Build Days

 Friday October 18

 Build, dedication ceremony and farewell dinner 

 Saturday October 19  & Sunday October 20  

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday October 21 

 Return to Canada

 

Habitat Individual Donation:

The minimum individual donation to Habitat  for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat  Bolivia  is approximately

$2,080.00 CAD(1), excluding Air Transportation(2) + $350.00 CAD for Team Debrief activities(3)

(there may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc,  which are 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 to 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 Bolivia  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 La Paz . This must only be done once project dates and final project itinerary 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 Debrief  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 Team Debrief  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.  

 

Meet the Team Leader:

Hello! My name is Tammy Carter. I am a veteran team leader, leading 10 teams over 4 continents since 2012. When I am not travelling the world, I am a respiratory therapist in a large teaching hospital in the Ottawa region. I am a Big Sister and enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. My husband is also a GV team leader and will also be leading a team in La Paz concurrently. 

I am looking forward to building in La Paz while also building new relationships and friendships along with the bricks and mortar. I love to experience and interact with different cultures and one of my greatest joys is to see the spark in my team members as they embrace all of the new experiences possible on GV builds.

Your questions and applications are eagerly awaited! Be prepared to work hard, learn new things, eat new things and have a ton of fun. Please feel free to reach out to me at tammylynnrrt@hotmail.com.

 

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