The Lloyd's Market Build to Malawi

In October 2020, immerse yourself in Malawian culture and build new homes in Mulanje. Register your interest in the Lloyd’s Malawi Build by emailing Jo Taylor (Jo.Taylor@lloyds.com). You will then be sent an application form to complete. All applications must be submitted by Monday 16th December. This opportunity is open to any individual working in the Lloyd’s market. With limited spaces available, successful applicants will be informed by early January 2020.

Trip Details:

10-18 October 2020

Fundraising Target: £2400 (Click for breakdown)

Why build in Mulanje

Despite being famous for Mulanje Mountain, famous traditional dances, and rich cultural heritage, Mulanje has an extremely high housing need.

Many children living in Mulanje have been orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS which has led to a large number of households being led by children who cannot afford to look after the home.

Housing poverty in Mulanje means that many of the people in the community live on less than $1 a day.

What will you do?

Whilst you are in Malawi, you can expect early starts so that work can begin before the sun is at it’s highest point.

You will build alongside the local community, local volunteers, and the homeowners themselves.

On site you can expect to be mixing and passing mortar, digging and laying foundations, laying bricks, plastering new walls, and more.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any building experience. Full guidance will be provided during orientation, and you will be assisted by experienced masons and a Team Leader throughout the build.

Itinerary

10 Oct. – Arrive in country and transfer to Mulanje

11 Oct. – Cultural Activities and sight seeing

12 – 15 Oct. –  Build on site

16 Oct. – Half day build and closing ceremony

17 Oct. – Visit to the Lloyd’s Charities Trust funded project in Chikwawa followed by free time

18 Oct. – Depart for UK or onward travel

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For me, it is so important to have a house that I can be proud to hand over to my children in the future. Fernando - Homeowner in Recife, Bra
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My life has fundamentally changed for the better because of HFH, as have the lives of people we have helped. Livi Warnes, Volunteer Team Leader

Further Information

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Safeguarding

All Habitat for Humanity entities that host international volunteers go through a rigorous vetting process every year to ensure...

Safeguarding

All Habitat for Humanity entities that host international volunteers go through a rigorous vetting process every year to ensure.that they are meeting all required health, safety, and security standards as set by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). This includes ensuring that the hotel is safe and secure, catering and restaurants meet hygiene standards, and that the situation on the ground is conducive to volunteers being able to perform their tasks in a safe environment.

Our Team Leaders are trained to constantly assess risks both on and off of the build site. They are also fully trained in how to seek assistance if the situation on the ground changes over the course of the build.The risk assessment for Global Village destinations is performed by the Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Senior Specialist, Safety and Security.

Medical and Evacuation insurance is provided for volunteers in the case of injury, illness, or the need to leave the area or country due to factors out of Habitat for Humanity’s control.

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Fundraising

Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity...

Fundraising

Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team!

We set you up with a great team page that you can connect to and build your own individual fundraising pages from.

When you register, you will receive a link to the fundraising team page so you can get set up.

The website is also full of useful resources to spread the word!

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Cost Breakdown

Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your...

Cost Breakdown

Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.

£300 Registration Fee

£1000 Donation

£1100 Trip Costs

 

BREAKDOWN

The £300 registration fee is payable upon registration. This portion of the costs cannot be fundraised, and is non-refundable.

Minimum Fundraising Target

The fundraising target of £2100 can be raised once you have registered. Of this amount, £1100 are your trip costs and £1000 is a donation.

You may choose to fundraise or pay this amount after the registration fee has been paid.

Part of your fundraising target is a donation. The donation is split between supporting the team on ground, and supporting programmes in other countries supported by Habitat for Humanity GB.

The rest of your fundraising covers your trip expenses, such as food, activities, and accommodation.

Fundraising is easy: It’s as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.

Not Included:

  • *Flights not included – flights (approximately £600) are not included and cannot be fundraised on the official build fundraising page.
  • *Vaccinations & visas are also not included in the price
  • Personal travel Insurance is not included

Accommodation

You will stay at a hotel near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.

Medical

We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.

Insurance

All volunteers will be covered for emergency medical care in country through our insurance policy with Chubb. The coverage period is for the build dates only and cannot be extended for personal travel. Please note that this is emergency medical and evacuation insurance only and does not cover personal items or flights, therefore it is worth considering supplemental travel insurance.

Meet the team

Jemma Reid

Jemma

Hello! I am the Volunteering Coordinator based in the Habitat for Humanity GB office. From the moment you sign up, to the time to arrive back home I will be on hand to support you. I am passionate about volunteering, and have spent many months volunteering around the world on a variety of different projects.
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Team Leader

Your Team Leader will be in-country with you, supporting you throughout the Build. This means that they will be on hand to support you before, during, and after the Build, so please send them any questions that you have.
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In-Country Team

The staff in country will be looking after you during your time in country alongside your Team Leader. From making sure that things run smoothly, to ensuring that you have aims for the day, they will be on hand to support you during the build.