Building resilience with communities of Guerrero

by Cooperación Comunitaria A.C.
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero
Building resilience with communities of Guerrero

Project Report | Mar 6, 2018
STARTING THE CONSTRUCTION

By Elis Martinez | Project Coordinator

Ojo de Aguas  land slide risk map
Ojo de Aguas land slide risk map

We keep working with the same group on the training program for reducing the vulnerability in four communities of the Mountain of Guerrero, which represents the local key stakeholders of the municipality, such as the team of Municipality´s civil protection, the communal agrarian office in charge for planning the sustainable use of natural goods; “Pastoral Social“, students from the local University, teachers for indigenous education and participants from four communities.

After the workshops and the analysis of landslide risk by combining community knowledge with detailed geological studies; maps of risk-zones, for the relocation of risk-prone homes and crops, the geologist made the formal risk maps of 4 communities and they were discussed with the inhabitants of each locality: Ojo de agua, la Ciénega, Lucerna Baja and Lucerna Alta. 

In order to recover the knowledge about adobe and its cultural value, we have made some interviews to compare the case of a reconstruction project made by a private developer managed by government, with the adobe houses we have already built in la Montaña. This is reinforced by building workshops where we have facilitated some reflexions about the differences in security and habitability.

The groups produced 3,000 adobes for the 2 Indigenous Education Center on reinforced adobe technique. One of them is already on construction and the other one will start on April 2018. As we have been saying the constructions will be a training hands-on workshop on reinforced-adobe construction techniques. At the same time it will be a place where professors of Indigenous education will be able to gather together after the primaries schools are close for them.

This kind of constructions aim to give the communities a construction knowledge for them to have a secure and better quality houses, with a material that they are able to get in the place, without bringing construction´s material from faraway places, making it cheaper and ecological, and allowing people to live in a adequate habitat. 

In addition, Cooperación Comunitaria has made some short infromation capsules for radio, in order to spread the reinforced adobe construction´s  knowledge in different communities. Soon they will be online in Spanish and Me´phaá  (local language). 

Within 3 months, after the Center contruction has finished, the second one will start. 

We thank you for your valuable contribution to the communities of the Mountain of Guerrero. 

Cooperación Comunitaria´s team

Secure Settle workshop with Ojo de Agua y La Ciene
Secure Settle workshop with Ojo de Agua y La Ciene
Preparing the construction by Promoter Grabiel
Preparing the construction by Promoter Grabiel
The construction process
The construction process
Construction process 2
Construction process 2
Community radio media workshop
Community radio media workshop

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Dec 8, 2017
Preparing the Construction

By Jose Antonio Valdez | Director of Communication

Sep 8, 2017
Rebuilding the habitat in communities of Guerrero

By Elis Martinez | Elis Martinez

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Cooperación Comunitaria A.C.

Location: Ciudad de Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Isadora Hastings García
Ciudad de Mexico , D.F. Mexico
$118,879 raised of $150,000 goal
 
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