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Habitat Cambodia - Siem Reap 

 

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Cambodia on a Global Village build and help empower families and communities through decent and safe housing.

 

March 21st - 30th, 2020

Our team will work alongside local masons to help construct a new home with a local family. Habitat Cambodia's projects in Siem Reap are focused on supporting local populations construct disaster resilient and appropriate housing and sanitation solutions to improve the quality of life and ensure a healthy living environment. Homes are designed to account for local customs and needs.

 

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia

Habitat for Humanity Cambodia seeks to break the cycle of poverty through durable, affordable housing solutions. Since 2003, Habitat Cambodia has served over 70,000 households; over 20,000 through direct housing interventions and almost 50,000 through partnerships with micro-finance institutions. We take a holistic approach to housing that includes empowering marginalized communities by improving their own housing conditions and working with partner organizations to address the needs of people and communities. Cambodia is prone to floods and droughts, Habitat aims to build resilient communities through disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction training. Habitat Cambodia's main project in Siem Reap is the Chapadeum Chivet Thmey (CCT) (New Life-New Start) project the successor of the GRACE project, which provides grant based housing for the most vulnerable. Habitat for Humanity Cambodia aims at improving the quality of life and health of rural residents in three districts of Siem Reap through housing, water and sanitation, community driven development, disaster risk reduction and response. Target communities receive support through the provision of sanitation and water facilities, education and awareness raising on proper hygiene and sanitation practices, major and minor renovation of identified houses, and technical skills training to complement the housing renovations. Cambodia has the lowest rural sanitation coverage in the region, and sustainable water access remains a key challenge, with high rates of inoperable water facilities. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, please visit their website, here


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

 Saturday March 21st

 Arrive in Siem Reap

 Sunday March 22nd  Orientation and Welcome dinner 

 Monday Mar. 23rd - Thursday Mar. 26th   

 Build Days

 Friday March 27th

 Build, dedication ceremony and farewell dinner 

 Saturday Mar. 28th & Sunday Mar. 29th

Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday March 30th

 Return to Canada


Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Cambodia focuses on building new houses made of concrete blocks or wood on stilts. They also have programs supporting improved water sanitation and access to clean water and public toilets. 

Typical Volunteer Tasks
 
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Moving material 5. Painting 6. Sanding 7. Compacting soil 8. Nailing bamboo floor 9. Cleaning and smoothing bamboo
 
 
 

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 10 day opportunity to build with Habitat Cambodia is approximately $1,805.00 (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 Cambodia 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 Siem Reap, Cambodia. 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

If you are reading this biography right now it means that you are looking for an experience that will be meaningful to you and all those you work with in Cambodia. Pat and I are huge supporters of the Habitat mission and the value it has brought to our lives.

We currently reside in Panorama, BC and have been involved with Habitat since 2012. We have four sons, four daughter-in-laws, and nine grandchildren. This will be our 11th build: each unique, rewarding and memorable. We look forward to you joining us to build both a home and a relationship with a future homeowner family in Cambodia.

Feel free to reach out to us should you have any further questions at kim.gerein@me.com or apply directly by clicking the button below.

 

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