Housing Improvement

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Argentina
Organization in Charge: 
Fondo Solidario para la Vivienda & La Salle Community
USD: 
5,000
Nº of Families helped: 
13
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

 

La Salle Community organized a revolving fund directed by a Council of 10 women to improve housing. They successfully managed to improve 13 houses in a process that started in May and finished in October. A training program was also implemented that will continue operating in the community. A personalized support was given to each family by members of the organization during the building process. The person in charge of assisting each beneficiary helped to buy the building materials and to supervise the building process. All participant families are now interested to continue with improvements, and Fondo Solidario gained technical, financial and social experience in the field of housing. They now are capable of implementing flexible strategies that consider differences among potential beneficiaries and to deal with problems that can affect the project. The objectives of this seed fund were achieved.