Construction of Houses for Victims of 2008 Earthquake

Year Execution: 
2009
Country: 
Congo (Kinshasa)
Organization in Charge: 
ADC -Action pour le Développement du Citoyen ASBL
USD: 
15,000
Nº of Families helped: 
23
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

ADC planned to build simple but safe houses with electrification and water systems for homeless families evicted from a transit camp in Cibera and Murhundu and living with relatives in extremely poor conditions. 23 houses with separate toilets are built by now. ADC first contacted local authorities to negotiate a piece of land. Additionally, a classroom was built to educate the children. Water and electricity could not be installed but families will be able to access them in the near future when public companies are ready to provide them. Families contributed during the whole process: initial data gathering, land preparation, sand for construction, etc. An important problem was that the land had to be changed from Kadsura to Kavumu. About 184 persons now live in safe homes and 55 students can study in the new classroom. We visited this project in June when building was being implemented. Contact: John KALIMURIMA; adcJohn2007@yahoo.fr