House Improvement in 3 Medium Size Cities

Año Ejecución: 
2010
País: 
Nicaragua
Organización responsable: 
Fundación COLMENA
USD: 
40,000
Nº de familias atendidas: 
40
Zona: 
Rural
Descripción: 

COLMENA completed the delivery of 40 basic units in Matagalpa, León and Jinotega. We visited this project in May and could see that the quality of life improved substantially for the 40 families involved, once they could move into their new homes. They also learned during the building process how to continue extending this basic shelter by adding more rooms in the future. All beneficiaries are extremely poor families who lived in makeshift huts, with many children and no regular income. This prefabricated modules make possible for them to viusalize a better future. Coordinating various public entities, such as the local municipalities and other NGOs, COLMENA could cover not only technical issues, but also provide a social and economic support to the families, which guarantees a comprehensive development. A very positive outcome is that this project trascended the local circle and is now considered as an alternative at municipal and national level. COLMENA has been asked to replicate it in other municipalities. Contact: Alberto Bernal colmena@cablenet.com.ni