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Habitat Kenya -Nanyuki

Visit a new Global Village project whilst giving a 'hand up' to vulnerable populations in Kenya

May 23 - May 31, 2020

Our team will work alongside local masons in Nanyuki to help construct a home. Habitat Kenya's projects are focused on supporting orphans and vulnerable children. This is in response to the devastating long term impact of HIV/AIDS in the region.

 

Habitat for Humanity Kenya 

The population of OVC in Kenya is estimated to be 2.6 million and is set to increase. This is as a result of the HIV&AIDS crisis where more than 1000 people die daily due to HIV/AIDS in Kenya (Visiting Orphans International 2015)., rising poverty levels, high cost of living, insecurity, emergencies e.t.c. Since 46% of Kenyans live on less than a dollar a day, most children lack access to basic needs and are prone to different forms of abuse and exploitation due to their vulnerable circumstances. To take care of this burden, ingenious ways must be designed to ensure that these children not only receive good intervention but also holistic support so that they grow to be well grounded adults within a home set up.

Habitat Kenya works on home construction to support orphans and vulnerable children affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. They also advocate to for improved rights for women and children in relation to land rights and property inheritance. In an effort to mobilize more Kenyan volunteers, they have a new goal of matching the number of international volunteers with local volunteers each year. In addition to home construction, Habitat Kenya also provide workshops for homeowners to protect their property for their families. By working with innovative lower-cost housing solutions they have been able to support more families and build more homes, and continue to research and improvise the latest technology allowing more Kenyans to receive a hand up to break the cycle of poverty. Your local Habitat community will be Nanyuki, located a 2-3 hours drive north of Nairobi.

 

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

 Saturday, May 23

 Arrive in Nairobi

 Sunday, May 24

 Orientation and travel to Nanyuki

 Monday, May 25 - Friday, May 29 

 Build days and dedication ceremony

 Saturday, May 30

 Non-build day activities 

 Monday, May 31

 Non-build day activities/ Return to Canada / onward travel

Typical Housing Solutions

1. Repairs 2. Renovations 3. New house construction 4. Latrine constitution. 5. Use of low cost technology in building (ISSB) Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks)

 

1. Fixing Doors & Windows 2. Plastering 3. Floor slab construction 4. Painting 5. Walling 6. Foundation excavation 7. Making timber trusses. 8. Skill sharing for professionals. 8 ISSB block making.

 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Kenya is approximately $2950 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + approximately $650 non build day 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) 

*Costs for non-build days are approximate, and subject to change.

 

(1) The Habitat individual donation includes: daily living expenses (i.e. room & board) , traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to Habitat for Humanity Kenya 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 Nairobi 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 days compromise of activities organized by the team leader where you will take some time to rest, acclimatize, and reflect on your experience in addition to discovering local customs and culture.  Expenses for team-non build days including accommodations, meals and activities are not eligible for tax receipt and are paid separately by the team, not to Habitat for Humanity Canada as part of the donation.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or non-build day  activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in,  please consider looking into industry registered travel agents within your local province.

There are additional travel costs such as passport and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you.  These costs are not tax deductible.

 

Meet your Team Leader: Susanne Dittmer

Susanne Dittmer lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is a long-time Habitat fan with a number of builds under her belt, having traveled to Madagascar, El Salvador, Mongolia, Macedonia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Chile, Zambia, Indonesia (Bali and Java), Hawaii, Ethiopia, Malawi and Fiji. The Kenya trip will be her 12th trip as a team leader and she is excited to be building in Africa again.  Susanne is looking forward to spending time with a group of like-minded people while getting to know Kenya from a very different angle. When not traveling, she works in the healthcare industry and also enjoys various sports, outdoor activities, as well as trying her hand at DIY projects. If you have any questions please feel free to reach to Susanne at habitatfan@gmail.com

 

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