TRIP #NPL1017:


Build a home so a family can build a life

Oct 21, 2017
Nov 4, 2017
Approx. $2,500
Dang district, Nepal


Nepal is a country with much beauty and much poverty. DWC is working with Creating Possibilities Nepal, a non-profit that works with women, children and youth to have better lives. This project involves building a home for a family in need.

About The Trip:

Bhujiram’s family has resided in a mud hut on government land in Dang, Nepal for many years. He recently lost his wife to Blood Cancer. Our goal is to build Bhujiram and his two children proper housing this fall. The DWC team, along with his neighbouring brother and fellow villagers who have agreed to help, will build a house for Bhujiram and his family this fall. A solid home will be life-changing, providing protection from the elements, improved sanitation and a secure place to nurture and raise his children.

Our in-country partner, Creating Possibilities Nepal (CP), is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit social organization. The group envisions a democratic society where all children and women have their basic human rights respected. The organization believes in the universal realization of human rights and in transparent and good governance.

CP’s goals include establishing an educational fund for the underprivileged children and women of Nepal; to launch income generating programs for their parents; to help women and children improve their quality of leadership; and to initiate local, regional and international alliances to combat labor exploitation and sexual violation of children and women.

By working on this project, you’ll be building a future for a family that is truly in need. You’ll work alongside like-minded volunteers who are also passionate about travel and giving others a hand up, not a hand out.

Read day-to-day experiences from our volunteers on the Nepal Blog »

It’s Not All Work:

You can expect mid-to cool-range temperatures in Nepal in October, around 23C during the day. That said, weather is never fully predictable, so you’ll want to be prepared for a little of everything.

Nepal is a Mecca for trekkers and weekend time will offer lots of chance to hit the trails or take in some of the many cultural experiences that Nepal offers.

Learn more about the Nepal »

The Project:

On this trip, you’ll be working to put together a home out of bricks with a steel roof. The plan is to build a home that’s 15X25 feet, with a kitchen, bedroom and storage room, as well as a toilet/bathroom. That’s not much by most standards, but this family doesn’t have much for housing at present. A solid home will mean stability.


When / Itinerary:

  • Saturday, October 21 – team arrives in Kathmandu Nepal
  • Sunday, October 22 – travel day from Kathmandu to the project site
  • Monday October 23 to Friday, October 27 – project work
  • Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, October 29 – free days for some R and R
  • Monday October 30 to Friday, November 3 – project work
  • Saturday, November 4: return to Kathmandu and then home

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Do I need construction experience and how much will we work?
You don’t need any special skills or training. We hire local skilled labourers who will give training onsite for construction and team leaders. You will work at your own pace five days a week from about 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your evenings and weekends are free for cultural activities and relaxing.
What are meals and accommodations like?
The team will stay at a hotel near the work site that is comfortable and clean. The food is prepared hygienically and dishes range from local to standard Western fare.
How much does it cost?
The program cost is about $2,500 and will be finalized closer to the departure date. This includes accommodations, meals, in-country transport, program costs and a donation Creating Possibilities Nepal. It does not include airfare.

The entire program and flight costs are 100% tax deductible when paid through DWC. You can also fundraise and we will issue charitable receipts for donations $20 CDN or greater.

Why should I volunteer?
Volunteer trips take you to places you otherwise might never go, to do things you otherwise might never do and to meet people you might never otherwise meet.

You’ll make a difference in others’ lives and they will make a difference in yours. Simply put, there is joy and self-discovery that comes with giving to others. And you’ll have fun doing it, too.

DWC Team Leader:

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Ray was born hundreds of years ago in the UK and lives in Yorkshire.

He spent most of his early life chasing the material dream. By the age of 37 he had achieved it, or so he thought. Then after a couple of life changing events he realized that life was not all it’s cracked up to be. Materialism was left behind and in its place came time to enjoy life. Life was no longer an emergency.

Ray has worked on 20 projects around the world between 2005 and 2014. He has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Canada and America.

“I take my position as a team leader very seriously and strive to give my team members the best experience both in the build up to, and the time they spend in country. I aim to build a team that will work hard and play hard together, and one that is fun loving and adventurous. I must get something right as I seem to have a lot of repeat players joining my projects.

“I look for awesome ‘can do’ and ‘what I can do to help’ attitudes, and openness to, and respect for, cultural and religious diversity within the team as well as the community we will be working in.”

Are You Ready To Go?

Want more information about this trip? Email DWC at [javascript protected email address] or apply now using our online application.

You can secure your place on this trip with a $500, non-refundable deposit that will go toward your total trip cost. After you’ve submitted your forms and deposit, our office will contact you and send you a welcome package.

We’re glad to have you join us.

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