TECHO has assumed the challenge of fighting poverty in Mexico. We build transitional housings, providing families with a new beginning to keep working with other social projects, such as: education programs, health and environmental plans, labor capacitations, among others.
The sense of urgency that exist in the most excluded slums in Mexico, massively mobilized young people to build transitional houses together with the families that are living in unacceptable conditions: improvised houses, dirt floor, no access to public services and ignored from the rest of the society.
This group of young people focus their energy on finding concrete solutions to the problems that the communities faced every day.
We emphasize the construction of transitional housing, which meets a need that is urgent and a priority in most slums; a link of trust between the volunteers and the community is created since it is a specific, tangible and achievable solution in the short term. The house is a prefabricated module of 162 square feet, built with the participation of young volunteers and families in the community. This process is done with a community approach, promoting the organization and participation of all.
The project will help not only poor families, but also is a great alternative to create social conscience in the youth and the rest of the society. The community-organizing committee is implemented. This is a meeting where community leaders and volunteers dialogue and discuss about possible solutions to the priority problems in the slums, besides housing. We seek to link communities with networks to develop other programs to meet community goals and contribute to the generation of solutions.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).