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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.


 

Samoa - Apia

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

18 - 25 Nov

Want to go on a holiday with a difference?

Habitat for Humanity's Global Village programme is just that! Join the team and head over to Colombia in November to build a home for a family in housing need. No experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

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Thailand

TEAM CLOSED
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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Team Closed

Fiji - Nadi

1 - 8 Jul

This team is full, no spots left. Please contact Tracey Mazur (09 579 4111 Ext 214) for future builds.

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

TEAM CLOSED
8 - 15 Jul

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand volunteers 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

TEAMS CLOSED
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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East Nepal

15 - 27 Sept
27 Oct - 8 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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India - Yoga Build - Postponed

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. Gayle Rossiter will be leading this team to Pondicherry which is 1.5 hrs drive, south of Chennai. This event will host around 50 volunteers from a few countries. Volunteers will work alongside the partner families at the construction site and local skilled workers will oversee the work and supervise the volunteers.

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Cambodia Big Build - Battambang

10 - 19 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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India - Bangalore

10 - 18 Nov

Help Gary Key's team build two new homes for low income families in 'India's Silicon Valley'. This project is a collaboration with grass root level NGOs across Karnataka and Kerala, adopting a participatory approach, enabling the communities to access resources and to improve their lives.
 
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Thailand

2 - 10 Feb 2018

Habitat for Humanity will send a team to build in Thailand early 2018. 

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India

March 2018

First team to India in 2018, click below to register your interest
 
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Fiji

18 - 24 Mar 2018

Habitat for Humanity invites you to join Jane Mead on a Global Village trip to build in Fiji March 2018. Habitat Fiji has an extensive program assisting families into decent homes.

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Nepal

April 2018

We continue our support to Nepal, inching closer towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Joins us on our mission, register now...click below...
 
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Fiji

May 2018

We are inviting Expression of Interest for a build in Fiji in May 2018. Click below to register your interest.

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More Build Opportunities in 2018

Inviting Expressions of Interests

May 2018
Cambodia
Vietnam

Click here to register your interest

June 2018
Fiji
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Myanmar

Click here to register your interest
 
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More information

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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