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Habitat Kenya -Nanyuki

(Vulnerable Group Housing 2020 Project)

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

March  21st - March 29th, 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 21st March

 Arrive in Nairobi

 Sunday 22nd March

 Orientation and travel to Nanyuki

 Monday 23rd March - Friday 27th March

 Build days and dedication ceremony

 Saturday 28th March 

 Non-build day activities 

 Monday 29th March 

 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 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Kenya is approximately $2705 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + approximately $400 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: Amanda Johnson

Hi my name is Amanda Johnson. I am from Grande Prairie Alberta. I live an interesting life with a lot of travel. I reside in a 230sq tiny home built by my step dad and brother as well as my self. I for some reason love chickens and have 22 beautiful birds. One of my asperations is to become an aquaponic farmer of produce. I am very excited to be leading this Kenya build. This will be my ninth build and my second as a team leader. I have built in India twice Nepal twice Thailand twice as well as two Canadian builds. I am very excited to build on a new continent. If you have any questions please let me know my e-mail is x_treme_sports69@hotmail.com

 

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