Donations to this project are eligible for a 100% match *

Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake

by Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake

Summary

After a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the south of Mexico, more than 60,000 houses were damaged in Oaxaca state. In response, we developed a project with communities of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region, that includes reconstruction of housing, kitchens and ovens; constructions of new housing, school-kitchens, and a center of arts and crafts. All of these, recover traditional characteristics and techniques that are added to a reinforced system against earthquakes and strong winds in the region.

$57,000
total goal
$31,965
remaining
75
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

On September 7th, an 8.2 earthquake shook the south of Mexico. Ixtepec, one of the most affected communities, had 60% of its houses damaged, plus 150 ovens and kitchens used for production of totopos, the main economic activity of women in the region. Due to wrong diagnoses, we did information campaigns to rescue and reinforce traditional houses from demolition. First, it was hard to find qualified labor and materials so we dug into community's traditions to advance in the reconstruction process

Solution

After damage and vulnerability diagnoses, we planned the reconstruction project in Oaxaca, that recovers traditional techniques and characteristics of regional housing, ovens and kitchens, to be reinforced against strong local earthquakes and adapted to regional weather conditions. Through workshops of collaborative design, construction and technical follow-up with labor and families, we adapted each structure to the needs of each one; whose participation is crucial to increase their resilience.

Long-Term Impact

The Reconstruction Project in Oaxaca recovers traditional techniques and characteristics of istmena housing, ovens, and kitchens, reinforced against strong earthquakes and winds in the region, based on the technical advice of Cooperacion Comunitaria. People get involved in every step of the process through workshops, so they can learn to build securely and with quality, relying on their traditional knowledge and with material produced locally to strengthen their self-sufficiency and resilience.

Resources

http:/​/​cooperacioncomunitaria.org/​
Comprehensive Reconstruction Habitat project, Gue

Organization Information

Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C.

Location: Ciudad de Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​cooperacioncomunitaria.org/​
Project Leader:
Isadora Hastings García
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Have a concern about Cooperacion Comunitaria A.C.? Contact GlobalGiving.
$25,035 raised of $57,000 goal
 
103 donations
$31,965 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser
* Donations to this project are eligible for a 100% match
through the Mexico Earthquake One-Year Anniversary Matching Campaign while funds remain. Terms and conditions apply.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.