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Habitat Myanmar - Bago


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

November 9th - 19th, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons to help construct a new home in partnership with a local family. Habitat Myanmar projects in Bago are focused on building community impact through disaster resilient houses, clean water and safe sanitation solutions.

Habitat for Humanity Myanmar

Habitat for Humanity was officially registered with the government of Myanmar in 2014. Our involvement in the country, however, began with the response to the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. Habitat worked with local partners in facilitating early recovery and restored access to food, water, shelter, income and healthcare. Habitat continues to work with donors and partners to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. As of January 2018, more than 1735 Habitat homeowners are able to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat Myanmar's program in Bago works with families to build disaster-resilient houses and sanitary latrines in 15 villages in Thanatpin Township. In 2017, 174 GV volunteers built 35 houses together with the community and homeowners. The program also includes work on the rehabilitation of community ponds which are the main water source for villagers. Volunteers will arrive in the capital of Yangon and travel 3 hours to Bago and each day will travel to the village.  

To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Myanmar, please visit their website, here

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

 Saturday November 9th

 Arrive in Yangon, Myanmar / Welcome dinner 

 Sunday November 10th   

 Travel to Bago / Orientation

 Monday November 11th - Friday November 15th

 Build Days

Saturday November 16th

 Build, dedication ceremony and farewell dinner 

 Sunday November 17th

 Team post-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday November 18th 

 Team post-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

Tuesday November 19th

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Myanmar focuses on building new disaster resilient homes made of treated bamboo and metal roofs. Disaster resilient design aspects include the use of reinforced concrete, timber/bamboo technologies and corrugated galvanised iron roofs.They also have programs supporting improved access to clean water and safe sanitation. 

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. preparing reinforced concrete foundation 2. weaving bamboo mats for walls and floors 3. erecting walls 4. digging latrines 5. installing beams and joists 6. transferring construction materials 

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Myanmar is approximately $2,210.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350.00 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 Myanmar 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 Yangon, Myanmar. 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

Hi, I'm Tanya McMurdo (the one holding the Canadian flag) and I will be leading the trip to Myanmar. I live in Kitchener, Ontario and work as an Operations Coordinator for an organization that provides a continuum of mental health and addiction services nationally throughout Canada.


I have been involved with Habitat for Humanity in various forms since about 2006. This will be my 12th time leading a Global Village team and I am so excited to be leading to Myanmar as it is a destination that has long intrigued me.  My previous GV trips have taken me to fun places such as Tajikistan, Lesotho, Nepal, Vietnam, Armenia and many others.  My experience with Global Village has been a mix of being a volunteer team leader for over a decade as well as spending 3 years on staff as a Program Coordinator working with teams going to Europe & Central Asia, Asia Pacific, USA and the Middle East.  


Please feel free to contact me at bumbering@hotmail.com if you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity in Myanmar or apply now using our on-line application. 


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