Global Village Trip
Global Village Trip: Kenya
November 2 - 11, 2018
Ready to work as part of a fun, diverse, flexible team? Want to learn more about poverty around the globe, and what you can do to make an impact? Eager to put your compassion into action? Looking to see a unique part of the world from an interesting perspective? Excited for the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of a new place? Join us on this Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Kenya!
Kenya is a land of dramatic variations—from lush mountain highlands to low-lying deserts. Habitat for Humanity works in Kenya because the housing deficit stood at 2 million in 2012 and continues to grow at a rate of over 200,000 units a year. There is a proliferation of informal settlements in urban areas with 60% of the population living in slums in overcrowded homes typically with only one room and no adequate ventilation. Families are at high health risk of diseases such as malaria, respiratory infections, and jigger infestation. The vulnerable, in particular women, children, persons living with disabilities, the elderly and orphans, are worst hit. Under the new devolved system of government, housing delivery is the responsibility of the county governments. There is a risk that lack of effective coordination and lack of technical competence at local level can stifle the provision of housing. In addition to limited access to land (68% of Kenyans are without land documentation or tenure security) and insufficient income, lack of affordable housing finance is another limiting factor for low-income families to improve their housing conditions.
Join the team leaving this November! 12 volunteers will help provide families in Kenya with simple, decent, affordable housing while exploring the country and culture. The $1,952 trip cost includes donation to Habitat International & Habitat Kenya; meals; accommodations; transport (excluding trip participant airfare); medical emergency evacuation and trip cancellation insurance; some local cultural activities; team coordination and orientation materials. (Participant airfare, R&R activities, tipping, and visa and exit fees not included.) No construction experience is required; only an open mind, flexibility, and a desire to work hard. Change your world; change your life.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Habitat for Humanity Capital Region (board room)
Sign up here for the informational session
Please contact Vicki if you cannot attend the informational session with further questions.
Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village trips offer participants the unique privilege to become active partners with people of another culture. Team members work alongside members of the host community and get to know another culture in a way very few can. Global Village volunteers have the opportunity to participate in local cultural activities, help raise awareness of the burden of poverty housing and, of course, further Habitat’s mission. Learn more at www.habitat.org/gv