Autoconstruccion de centros comunitarios indigenas

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As part of the Reconstruction Project in the Montana region of Guerrero, in Mexico, we seek to strengthen the organization, mutual aid and self-management of three communities in Malinaltepec, stroked in 2013 by two hurricanes. For this purpose, we have implemented theoretical-practical workshops about construction with adobe, reinforced against local earthquakes and adapted to the weather conditions in the region, while building three supervision centers for indigenous education.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C.

Location: Ciudad de Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Isadora Hastings García
Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Mexico

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