Extension of Homes for Families Living with Parents

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Bolivia
Organization in Charge: 
Fundación SUMAQ KAWSAY
USD: 
20,000
Nº of Families helped: 
40
Zone: 
Rural
Description: 

 

This project provided additional bedrooms in existing houses to reduce overcrowding among poor families forced to live with relatives and friends without any privacy. Preliminary actions included community work to motivate and create confidence among families as to their possibilities to participate in this project that would improve their quality of life. Another important aspect was that parents and children should work together and decide how the building would be completed. 40 families received materials, training and technical assistance for this purpose. The project is a starting point for these families, and many of them continue repairing and extending their houses. This has an impact on the neighborhood for other families are beginning to replicate the process. Contact: Hernán Arellano Urey sumaqkawsay@hotmail.com