Housing Improvement for Very Poor Urban Families

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Guatemala
Organization in Charge: 
Instituto para la Superación de la Miseria Urbana ISMUGUA
USD: 
45,000
Nº of Families helped: 
153
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

 

This project provides building materials to very poor families so they can repair walls and roofs, or build small housing units. ISMUGUA in close collaboration with CBOs and families implemented a process that was very successful: initial objectives were achieved and new challenges met. First, the selection process organized by the community organization made possible to reach the poorest of poor. Second, all selected families completed the repairs and extensions as planned. Finally, the participation level was high and included not only direct beneficiaries but also their relatives and neighbors. They all joined the meetings, received training and provided labor to build and improve 153 homes. A strong and dynamic CBO is in place ready to initiate new projects.

Contact María Elvira Sánchez Toscano

ismugua@itelgua.com