Hand Up for Nepal Build November 2013


Do you want to see the world and make a difference to the lives of people in remote locations? 

Join Habitat for Humanity Australia's team in Dhangadi, Nepal to build homes as part of the Ex-Kamiaya Project in West Nepal.


Habitat for Humanity Australia is looking for 30 volunteers to help raise funds for a major community development project in far west Nepal, and make a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Dhangadhi, Nepal to build the first six homes.These six homes will be built from 30 November -6 December 2013, and will be used as models to teach communities construction techniques to make disaster-resilient homes.


To apply for this build please click here

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Your Itinerary:


30     November 

Travel to Dhangadi, Nepal and meet the Habitat team

1      December

Welcome orientation

2      December

First day of building

3-5    December

Full days of building

6       December

 Final day of building and handing over the house to the family

7       December

Team departs for home or further travel


Registration fee $160
Donation minimum target (able to be fundraised) $2000
Build week costs $750 TBC

Habitat Australia's Projects in Nepal - What We Have Achieved so Far?


Two years ago, almost 100 Australian women travelled to Nepal. Their aim was to raise enough money to build 250 homes for impoverished, mainly female-headed households.  They succeeded. Infact they raised enough money to build over 290 homes for women and their families who are desperately in need. Today, the lives of around 1,000 Nepalis have been totally transformed as a result of the funds raised by these 100 women. 

One of the original women Johanne, shares her experience: “I don’t think I will ever get over it.  One of the people we built for was a single mum with a little boy.  He was very shy and barely spoke to us, but on the last day he stood there at the front of the house holding his arms up with pride. I realised we weren’t just building a house.

He was so happy and so proud. He had a home, somewhere safe. And he had a loving mum. I knew he would be alright. I knew if I could do that for another family I would be straight on a plane.

As well as over 290 houses, 231 homes have been given secure hygienic toilets, 106 tube wells have been installed, 217 community members have been educated on health hygeine and sanitation and 179 families have completed micro-enterprise training and put their new skills to use starting their own snack food.


Want to know even more about this amazing project? Read our latest report for all the deatils.

Watch the clip below to see a little of what happened on the first build in March 2011.