In 2013, two hurricanes affected over 230,000 people in Guerrero, destroying houses, communication lines, crops, and livestock. We started a project to build housing and community centers with the people affected in the Montana region. It's been a slow process, since extensive official assistance practice has diminished people's self-sufficiency, that we foster by providing specialized advice to increase their constructive capacities with reachable materials, so they can replicate the techniques
After building housing in response to the emergency, the project currently focuses on increasing constructive capacities through hands-on-workshops, while building spaces for community use. This phase continues to recover traditional indigenous knowledge in construction with local materials, and encourages self-sufficiency of the participants, as well as community organization.
Your support will not only help these communities rebuild, but rebuild sustainably. With an emphasis on building capacities the communities of Malinaltepc will be able to continue spreading the knowledge for generations. The scalable model can be expanded to the entire region, as well as adapted to other climatic and cultural conditions throughout Mexico.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Finalist for 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge