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                                                   Habitat Paraguay

April 18th - 26th   2020

Volunteer on a Global Village build in Paraguay and help empower families and communities through decent and safe housing.

                                                                                                       

                                                      Habitat for Humanity Paraguay

Landlocked Paraguay is at the heart of South America, surrounded by Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. Around a quarter of Paraguayans live below the national poverty. Most of the population is of mixed Spanish and Guarani descent and speak the indigenous language Guarani as well as Spanish.

In 1998 Habitat for Humanity Paraguay was officially established in the capital city of Asunción. The first 3 houses were completed in 1999.

Up to date more than 8,000 families - over 40,000 Paraguayans - have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Paraguay to improve their living conditions, to plant their own seeds, and to create new beginnings. More than 5,000 national and international volunteers have supported the work of Habitat Paraguay

 

Projects in Paraguay 

The project ‘For the Future of our Children’ seeks to improve communities by addressing housing needs of families living in inadequate conditions. A goal of this project is to support the development of children through safe, healthy and durable houses.

Habitat Paraguay offers families the option to build a complete home or a smaller progressive home and then build additions when they are financially able.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Habitat Build project  or in-country schedule (subject to change)

Day 1-  Saturday, April 18tht

 Arrive in Asuncion

 Day 2- Sunday,  April 19th  

 Non build day  and orientation

 Days 3-7- Mon, April 20th  - Fri April 24th 

 Build Days/farewell celebration on Friday

 Day 8- Saturday , April 25th    

 Non build  activities

 Day 9- Sunday, April 26th

 Return to Canada or continue travels

 

Typical Volunteer Tasks

Typical tasks may include mixing mortar and concrete, moving sand, bricks and mortar, digging septic pits, laying bricks and preparing the foundations. Volunteers assist families as they build new homes.

 

                                                                 Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 09   day opportunity to build with Habitat Paraguay   is approximately $ 1,925  (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 400 Non Build  activities (3)

(There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax receipted) 

 

(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board) , traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat Paraguay  and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village. 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 Asuncion  and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)   Non  build activities will be determined by the Team Leader, they are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.  The Team Leader  will advise you on these activities and to how to pay.                                             

                                                                             Team Leader: Laura Wilson  

Hello my name is Laura Wilson. I have been volunteering as a team leader with Habitat for over 13 years now. I have lost track of how many builds I’ve done but it is over 15. I have  led a few builds to Latin America. I am a palliative care Nurse . I am married with three grandchildren. I love fitness, yoga, running, cross fit, hiking and camping are fun for me. I am very committed and passionate about my volunteer work with Habitat and I cannot imagine my life without being involved in this work.

I believe in paying it forward and working with Habitat  has given me the ability to give back my good fortune of living in Canada. Come join me on this build to Paraguay and have an experience that you will never forget. (It gets addictive).

If you would like to learn more about this build  feel free to contact me at lmturner3523@gmail.com   or apply using our on line application

( please note that Laura is currently leading a Habitat build in Mexico: Nov 23rd- Dec 1st  Response to emails may be delayed  during this time)

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