Woman sought for Nepalese project
Auckland women are being sought for a volunteer project that will help change the lives of Nepalese women in need.
Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with the the Nari Chetana Women Agricultural Cooperative in Ghailadubba, east Nepal, to build three new homes.
The co-operative, set up 12 years ago, lends money to its members at low interest rates as well as helping them to grow food to feed their families and sell.
The group wants to build an office and buy a spice grinding machine to save women having to travel 40 kilometres to the nearest one.
The homes will go to families needed for the construction and they will repay the cost in affordable payments.
Habitat for Humanity is looking for 50 New Zealand women to go to Nepal and help with the build and fundraising.
Volunteers don’t need to have building skills, just a reasonable level of fitness.
The build will take place from September 28 to October 7 and the overall cost for volunteers is $5000.
Volunteers need to register their place by the end of July.