This amazing trip is dedicated to building homes for children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis in Mozambique. Join our team and you will make a difference and as well as new friends from around the globe. No construction experience is required, but having a fun, easygoing and keen-to-help personality is! Apply to the team!
Mozambique is a country of great potential and contrasts. It is bordered on one side by the beautiful Indian Ocean, but its population is strikingly young, with children accounting for half of the 20 million population.
As a generation of parents die to the HIV/AIDS crisis, they are leaving behind orphans. Habitat Mozambique is answering that challenge by building with the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project, which gives homes to orphans and their caretakers. The program includes legal and health education so that the children will have a secure, stable life ahead of them.
About Habitat for Humanity Mozambique
Habitat Mozambique has been active since 2000. We have built more than 2,000 homes and housed more than 7,500 people, most of them children. Habitat works with the local community to build housing and supply sanitation facilities, mosquito nets and certeza, a water-purifying liquid that makes water safe to drink. Each house is protected by a legally enforceable will that prevents property grabbing and ensures that children will have the legal right to remain in the home even if their caregiver dies.
Habitat houses are made with cement blocks, concrete floors, and metal roofs. Without any major maintenance these homes will last for more than 20 years.
Type of construction for volunteers
Along with skilled laborers, volunteers will build simple cement-block homes of one to three rooms, depending on family size.
Friday, August 2: Depart from the U.S.
Saturday, August 3: Arrive in Maputo; transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Sunday, August 4: Breakfast at the hotel; lunch and travel to project site; welcome and orientation with local staff; dinner with national office staff; overnight at hotel.
Monday, August 5-Thursday, July 8: Breakfast served before traveling to work site; work from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch on-site; free time after work to clean up; dinner; time for team activities.
Friday, August 9: Breakfast served before traveling to worksite; work in the morning if necessary; farewell celebration; dinner and overnight.
Saturday, August 10: Breakfast at hotel before traveling to Maputo; check in at Maputo hotel; free time in the afternoon; farewell dinner with HFH Mozambique staff; overnight.
Sunday, August 11: Breakfast at hotel; depart for home.
The team will stay in modest hotels/guesthouses throughout the entire trip. Rooms are shared and have electricity, showers and toilets. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for all workdays; one meal is provided for arrival and departure days.
US$2,100 per person
(For more details about what is included in this cost, visit Global Village program cost.)
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Gina Ebbs is from the UK and based there, but she began volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina in 2006. She then branched out to the Global Village program, joining build teams in Ethiopia and Mongolia. Gina has now led teams to Malawi and China.
For more information, or if you are interested in joining this team, please email Gina at email@example.com.