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Habitat Nepal - West Region (Banke district)

November 1st - 11th, 2019

Volunteer with like-minded people and local Nepalis on a Global Village project to support a positive impact for families through access to safe, decent and affordable homes.

Habitat Nepal recently launched their program in the west region focused on home construction in support of families as part of Habitat Nepal's Chhanna (Roof) Program. Our team will work alongside local masons and a Habitat partner family to contribute to Habitat's mission of reducing the housing deficit. All volunteers need is a positive, open-minded  and flexible attitude, a willingness to learn, a sense of humour and the ability to work hard as part of a team. No prior skills or experience required.


Habitat for Humanity Nepal

Habitat for Humanity began working in Nepal in 1997, by 2005, Habitat Nepal helped 830 families directly build homes. Like many places in the world, decent shelter is a symbol of social dignity. The lack of it has been shown to be a barrier to other important things in life such as education, health care and social mobility. In the Banke District, Habitat Nepal is assisting families in constructing new homes through an owner driven approach as a strategy to improve their social dignity. 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, technical 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. The Banke District is located a short 1 hour flight from Kathmandu. For more information visit Habitat Nepal's website, here.

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

 Friday November 1

 Arrive in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan Internationa   Airport)

Saturday November 2

 Travel to West Region / Welcome dinner /   Orientation 

 Sunday November 3 -  Thursday November 7

 Build Days

 Friday November 8

 Build / Dedication ceremony / Farewell Dinner

 Saturday November 9

 Return to Kathmandu / Team post-build   activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday November 10

 Team post-build activities, as determined by   Team Leader

 Monday November 11

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Nepal is assisting families in building their homes primarily made of bamboo, 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 11 day opportunity to build with Habitat Nepal is approximately $2405.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $325.00 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 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 post-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:

Matt first got involved with Habitat for Humanity at University, where he volunteered as President of the campus chapter and led a team of students to Florida on his first ever Habitat build. He has served on the Board of Directors for the North Bay and Blue Sky Region as well as served a full Board term with the Windsor-Essex affiliate as a Director. Matt’s first Global Village build was in 2011 to Vietnam and he’s been coming back for more ever since.

Matt is very passionate about advocating for Habitat’s sustainable housing model around the globe and introducing others to the Global Village experience. He has been a team leader since 2015 and this will be his 9th Global Village build. His favourite part of being a team leader is ensuring each volunteer feels welcomed, valued and energized. In-country, you can expect to meet as a team regularly to reflect on the interactions with the partner family as well as enjoy fun team building activities throughout the week.

To learn more about your team leader, you can email Matt at matt.b3@gmail.com, or check out his most recent build to Chile on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/UprhL7Dwa60


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