Supporting Social Assistance Fund, Hogar de Cristo

Year Execution: 
2008
Country: 
Ecuador
Organization in Charge: 
Viviendas Hogar de Cristo
USD: 
20,000
Nº of Families helped: 
196
Zone: 
Urban
Description: 

 

Hogar de Cristo Ecuador has been funded for many years by SELAVIP to provide shelter to poor families of the coastal area of Ecuador. Now SELAVIP funds are used to subsidize units when families can not pay. The amount of subsidy depends on the capability to pay which is evaluated by HdC social workers. The poor use this help to complement their own savings and a loan granted by HdC to purchase a house. This year SELAVIP funds partially financed 196 houses, 96 more than programmed, with average subsidies of U$100. In order to achieve sustainability the Foundation is inviting the private sector in Guayaquil to provide additional resources to continue their work of sheltering the poor. Contact: Hermano Roberto Costa s.j. rcosta@hogardecristo.org.ec