Global Village

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Global Village

Building homes overseas

Every year, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and its Affiliates send hundreds of volunteers overseas to build homes in developing countries. 

Through Global Village, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand makes it possible for low-income families in overseas countries to own a decent home. Our partner families are involved in building their own house (what we call ‘sweat equity’) alongside our volunteers, and make affordable payments to own their home. Rather than providing a hand-out, Habitat for Humanity provides a hand-up. With the participation of volunteers and partner organisations, Habitat For Humanity continues to alleviate poverty housing around the world.

For families who are determined to break out of poverty, the programme enables them to build a better future. For children, a new home offers a chance to grow and thrive in surroundings that are safe. A place to live where they are sheltered from bad weather, fall sick less, go to school more regularly, and get to enjoy childhood. For volunteers, it is the meaningful experience of building and interacting with Habitat partner families. Global Village promotes a sense of goodwill, seeing a fellow human have a decent place to live.


 
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East Nepal

31 Mar - 12 Apr
18 - 26 Sept
30 Oct - 7 Nov

Come join our team to build alongside a partner family their first-own-home. Over a period of 6 days at the construction site, our volunteers will experience Nepal in a way unique to Global Village volunteer teams such as building a home using bamboo in a rural community located among rice fields, tasting local cuisines, engage with the locals and share their cultural experiences.

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Samoa - Apia

13 - 27 May
24 Jun - 8 Jul
19 Aug - 2 Sep
2 Sep - 16 Sep
16 Sep - 30 Sep

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteers are building homes in and around Apia, for the 3rd year in a row.  In this final year of the project, we will improve 100 homes in Upolu and 30 in Savaii. Global Village volunteer teams will be working alongside the partner family on the job. The work includes cyclone-strengthening existing homes  through repairs, renovations or building extensions to existing homes or building brand new  open Fale type homes.

 
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Colombia - Bogota

20 May - 3 Jun
November 2017


Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is sending a team of volunteers to Bogota for the first time next May.  Lynnette Flowers will be leading the team for 2 weeks, where they will be working closely with local communities.


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Thailand

24 June - 1 July

Join a team of New Zealand volunteers heading to Thailand this June for an amazing experience in South-East Asia. One week of building alongside a family to make sure they have a decent place to live could be a life-changing experience, so come along! 

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Fiji - Nadi

1 - 8 Jul

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is building homes in a settlement close to Nadi, for families living in sugarcane plantations living in sub-standard housing.  The project  aims to  build   multiple houses  assisted by volunteer teams from New Zealand a over a period of time.  The home partners will work alongside the volunteers to build their permanent homes where they would have fresh running water and a safe home for their   families.
 
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Indonesia - Yogyakarta

8 - 15 Jul

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteer will build in a community living about an hour away from Yogyakarta. These families are low-wage farmers living in sub-standard housing in unhealthy environment.  This team will be building a home which not only will be the family's own home but will provide an improved and healthy living condition with access to running water and better sanitation.

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Argentina - Buenos Aires

11 - 20 Aug
25 Aug - 3 Sep

Two teams of 12 - 15 volunteers will travel to Buenos Aries in August to work with Habitat Argentina and help low income families living in inadequate housing.


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India - Yoga Build

28 Oct - 6 Nov

This will be a special event hosted by Habitat India in Pondicherry, South India. You are invited to join fellow volunteers in yoga sessions while building better homes, lives and communities. 

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Cambodia Big Build - Battambang

11 - 18 Nov


2017 Big Build will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia!  Battambang is the location for this event, where global village volunteers will build 15 homes within a week.  Habitat New Zealand plans to send a large team of 100 volunteers.

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More Build Opportunities


Watch this space!!
 
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Contact the Global Village

For all Global Village Programme related inquiries, please contact:
Global Village
Ph. (09) 579 4111 Ext 214
E. globalvillage@habitat.org.nz


 

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