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Habitat - Nepal


Volunteer on a Global Village build and help empower families and communities by working alongside them to build decent and safe homes.


April 11th - 20th, 2020

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, tecnhical 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 April 11th

Arrive in Kathmandu

 Sunday April 12th Travel to Kavre (Dhulikel) -  Build orientation

 Monday Apr. 13th - Thursday Apr. 16th   

Build Days

 Friday April 17th

Build, dedication ceremony and farewell dinner 

 Saturday April 18th

Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday April 19th

Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

Monday April 20th Return to Canada


Typical Volunteer Tasks

1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Making CSEB with cement or mortar 5. Moving material


Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 9 day opportunity to build with Habitat Nepal is approximately $2,331.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350 non-build 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 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 Leader

Hello future Habitat teammates! My name is Wanda Lane and I am fortunate to have been involved with habitat for Humanity, Global Village since 2011. I have led 12 previous teams to various parts of the world (Kenya, Chile, Costa Rica, Nepal, Portugal, Bail x 2, Alberta, India, Jordan and most recently, Vietnam) where we have enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of families and communities while we work alongside them in building a safe and affordable home. The opportunity to share time and experience another culture with other like-minded people can be highly engaging and self-reflective.

This will be my second build to Nepal ... and I never imagined traveling there once, let alone twice. I am always reminded that being part of a Habitat build, where safety is always our first priority, is a way to break down our preconceived ideas and open our minds and hearts to the kindness, generosity and gratefulness of our future friends.

No construction or building experience is required but you will need to pack your flexibility, caring, adventurous spirit, strong work ethic and willingness to get a little dirty.  Expect to laugh (a lot), cry, learn, and meet some great people.

Please feel free to contact me at 301wclane@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our online application!

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