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Everest Build III - Chitwan, Nepal

November 13, 2014 to November 22, 2014

Join with hundreds of volunteers to build 100 houses in a week. When families, communities and nations come together, we can work faster than ever to build a future where everyone lives in a decent home.

Trip highlights

• Power in numbers: see a community change when hundreds of volunteers build together.

• Trek the Himalayans and visit Buddhist stupas and Hindu temples.

• Get a behind-the-scenes glance at Habitat’s innovative work in housing, water sanitation and income-generating initiatives.

Work alongside partner families in the village of Jaymangala. The standard of living there is low, as most houses are not well maintained and contain just a single room. Habitat is building homes that are big enough for a whole family, and what’s more, they are cost-effective and eco-friendly!

Because this is the Everest Build, you will get to see some of majestic Nepal, which is home to Mount Everest, the Himalayas and a rich ancient culture.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the worksite, meet the families whose housing situation you are improving, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

Apply now to join this Global Village team, or email questions to team leaders Natalie Nuce and Perry Washburn.

Itinerary

  • Thursday: Suggested departure for North American volunteers.
  • Friday: Travel day.
  • Saturday: Arrive in Kathmandu and meet your team.
  • Sunday: Fly to Chitwan with the team. Enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation to Habitat’s work in Nepal.
  • Monday-Friday: Build, with free time and team activities in the evenings.
  • Saturday: Fly back to Kathmandu. Your journey in Asia-Pacific may continue independently, or you may depart for home.

Program cost
US$2,600

This cost includes an important donation to Habitat for Humanity so that we can continue building safe, decent housing after you return home. For more details about what is included, visit Global Village program cost.

Share your story and keep Habitat building
You’re doing something exciting with Habitat, so tell people about it! Create a page on Share.Habitat to tell friends, family and coworkers about your Global Village trip. Fundraising your program cost will be easy, and this team will set a goal to raise additional funds so that Habitat can keep building after you return home.

Accommodations and food
Teams stay in modest but comfortable hotels. All meals, snacks and ample water will be provided. Teams can sample the range of local cuisine at dinner.

Types of work for volunteers
Under the direction of an expert mason, volunteers will work with Habitat partner families on construction or renovation of homes. The construction tasks will vary depending on the stage of construction but typically include laying bricks, setting bamboo, mixing mortar and moving building materials.

Contact this team’s leader
Have questions? Ready to join the team? Natalie Nuce and Perry Washburn will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you.

Natalie’s favorite GV story: Seeing a partner family member in El Salvador with smile on her face, in a skirt and flip flops shoveling mortar and cement. She took pride in helping build her house with us.

Perry’s favorite GV story: At our farewell in El Salvador, no one wanted to be the first to go. New homeowners Lorena, Augustine, Saira and Jheison hugged each of us hard, not wanting to let go, trying to convey a thanks in an embrace that was impossible to put into words. We hugged back, trying to say, “but, we received so much more than we gave.”

Natalie and Perry can be reached at NNuce@habitat.org and Perrywashburn@gmail.com.


To apply for a GV trip, please follow the Application Instructions.

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