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Habitat Nepal - Central Region (Kavre)


Volunteer on a Global Village build and assist families affected by earthquakes in Nepal


September 21st - October 2nd, 2019

Habitat Nepal's projects in Kavre are focused on home construction for earthquake affected families as part of Habitat Nepal's Chhanna (Roof) Program. Our team will work alongside local masons and a Habitat partner family to build decent and safe homes for families impacted by the earthquakes.


Habitat for Humanity Nepal

Habitat for Humanity began working in Nepal in 1997, by 2005, Habitat Nepal helped 830 families directly build homes. In Kavre, Habitat Nepal is assisting earthquake affected families in constructing new homes through owner driven approach. Since the April 25, 2015 earthquake, thousands of families are still living in temporary shelters. Under earthquake assistance program, Habitat Nepal is supporting households through social mobilization, technical assistance, tiered assistance and ensure availability of quality construction materials. 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. Kavre is located 30km from Kathmandu. For more information visit Habitat Nepal's website, here.


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

 Saturday Sept. 21

 Arrive in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport )

Sunday Sept. 22

Travel to Kavre and have welcome orientation 

 Monday Sept. 23 -  Friday Sept. 27

 Build Days

 Saturday Sept. 28

 Team non-build day activities

 Sunday Sept. 29

 Team non-build day activities

 Monday Sept. 30


 Tuesday Oct. 1

 Build and dedication ceremony, return to     Kathmandu

Wednesday Oct. 2

 Return to Canada


Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Nepal is assisting families in building their homes primarily made of 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 12 day opportunity to build with Habitat Nepal is approximately $2,570.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350.00 team non-build day 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 non-build day 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 Leaders

David Meadows

Hi! I'm a retired lawyer who previously worked in the criminal law field. I have been retired since 2008 and have obtained a certain expertise in this new field of leisure. I enjoy travel, golf, reading, gardening, hiking, snorkeling, and amateur photography. I also dabble in several charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Global Village. 

The Global Village program has taken me to El Salvador, Mozambique and Kenya as well as leading trips to Jordan, Vietnam, and Canada's Yukon, and co leading a trip to Zambia. As sometimes happens in life, planned builds in Chile, Poland, and Ethiopia fell through for one reason or another. But my reward is this trip with all of you to amazing Nepal! I have been extremely fortunate in so many ways in my life, including being given the opportunity to contribute, in whatever small way I can, to improve the lives of others. I am also looking forward to travelling with you, my friends, to new places, where we will meet new friends and experience new challenges. 

Nancy Hamill

Hi all! I am an employment counselor with the government. I am married to a lobster fisherman -  Scott and I have one daughter, Shelby, who is getting married this summer and we have a 105-lb boxer, Hank! In the summer, I water ski and kayak. In the winter, I ski and snowshoe. I am an avid reader and dabble in photography and writing, I love my yoga practice, I am trying to learn the fiddle and I love to travel.  

I have led builds to Mozambique, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, Chile, and Malaysia. Vietnam was not meant to be last year, but I am stoked for Nepal! The Global Village program feeds my desire to travel but it also fulfills my mantra of giving forward. I am involved with the Canadian Cancer Society at a local national level and throw my hat in the ring for few other organizations near and dear to my heart. 

I am blessed and i know it! I get to travel with extraordinary humans and meet extraordinary humans. I am amped to be of service to others with this stacked team of AWESOMENESS!  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us dmeadows212@hotmail.com and nancyahamill@gmail.com or simply apply using the button below. 


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