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                   Bolivia- La Paz

                                             March 21-29,   2020

Volunteer on a New Global Village Project and offer a 'hand up' to Habitat For Humanity Bolivia's partner families.                                             

Why should I go to 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 out more about Habitat for Humanity Bolivia please visit their website here

 

 Tell me 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.

 

What will my week look like?

Day 1- Saturday, March 21

arrival in La Paz

Day 2- Sunday, March 22

cultural activity and team orientation

Day 3- 6- Mon- Thurs, March 23-26

build days

Day 7 - Friday, March 27

build day and farewell ceremony

Day 8-  Saturday, March 28

non-build activities

Day 9-  Sunday, March 29

departure day

             ( the above itinerary may be subject to changes)

 

Where will I stay? What will I eat?

Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the work site.

 

What will it cost?

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

$ 1,950  CAD(1), excluding Air Transportation(2) +$ 250 CAD for Non-build  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 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 non-build 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: Claudine Gagnon

​Hi! My name is Claudine and I'm an early childhood educator who's passionate about traveling. I've been to Australia, Iceland, Costa Rica, France, Dominican Republic and several other countries. I spent three months volunteering in Bolivia so I’m thrilled to show you this place that I once called "home". People often  say I speak Bolivian slang in Spanish.

I used to be an architectural project manager but I missed  the human interaction in my job so I decided on a career change. Taking part in Habitat builds is a way for me to keep connected with my old construction career. I do not rush when I travel, I like to take the  time to meet with people and really connect with  their culture. This way I feel you can really learn from these communities and come back home with a sense of change. I can't wait to travel with you!!

Please feel free to contact me at gagnonclaudine1@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!

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