Before their "Casita Linda" families had little comfort or security. They lived in small structures made from scraps of wood, pieces of metal, stones, plastic and other cast-off materials with little protection from the elements. Many children had no bed or light for doing their homework. After helping to build their new home, the family has a solid roof and sturdy walls. They are healthier because of improved sanitation and a warm, dry place to sleep.
There are 17 million people living in extreme poverty in Mexico who do not qualify for low-cost government housing programs. These people are the beneficiaries. Eventually, this model could be used in other countries for people in similar conditions.
Provide materials, knowledge, labor to build houses; provide programs on community development.
We expect to reduce extreme poverty in rural villages and the number of people who migrate to the United States looking for better living and salary conditions.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).