Spend your week immersing yourself in Homa Bay, Kenya.
Dispatch to Kenya, the cultural and economic heartbeat of Africa, and partner with Habitat for Humanity to build housing solutions for elderly people in need. Many families served by this project are caring for orphaned grandchildren, so the improvements you make will last for generations.
Work beside local masons and neighbors to build new houses or improve existing shelter. Habitat for Humanity Kenya has identified a technology that makes these houses low-cost, energy efficient and sturdy for the long haul. One day children will inherit them!
Habitat for Humanity will connect you with a partner family, an authentic slice of Kenya, a team of like-minded volunteers and a glimpse of how Habitat breaks the poverty cycle for families. Whether it is your first or 50th trip to Africa, this trip will be a special one.
Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, 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.
In Kenya, Habitat for Humanity aims to improve the housing conditions for the vulnerable groups in general; the elderly, orphans and vulnerable children, PLWD( People Living With Disability) in Ndhiwa community. Our approach is to work with the community and involve them in the house construction, WASH (Water & Sanitation) solutions, trainings and capacity building process. We envision a holistic, human centered design to solving the housing challenges with an aim of constructing low cost quality houses meeting the required standards.
Ndhiwa is located in Homa Bay County where only 11% of homes have either brick or stone walls, while 82% of homes have mud/wood or mud/ cement walls. The housing need situation shows that the vulnerable are the most affected when it comes to the living conditions. The Vulnerable Housing Build Project will provide improved housing conditions to the vulnerable elderly, OVC and Persons living with Disability through building 200 complete houses, 600 pit latrines, 12 wells, and providing 400 home-improvements over the course of three years
*estimated costs only and are subject to change
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