Bamboo Shelter for Battered Women in Nicaragua

by Agora Partnerships

Summary

Funds raised will support CO2 Bambu in building a shelter for battered women in rural Nicaragua (see attached details). CO2 is a construction firm committed to revolutionizing Central America's housing landscape through the use of sustainable, affordable bamboo. A small portion of funds will be given to Agora Partnerships, CO2's 501c3 partner, who works with the most promising entrepreneurs in Central America, offering advisory services and access to financial, human, and social capital.
$4,140
total raised
66
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Muelle de los Bueyes is hoping to expand the scope of services it provides to women and children in its community. Central to this effort is the existence of a welcoming and safe building that will shelter victims of domestic violence -- to start -- and eventually host healthcare, literacy-related, and other needed assistance. The local government has appointed CO2 to build this structure, recognizing that environmentally-sustainable and sturdy infrastructure is core to their vision.

Solution

CO2 Bambu provides affordable, environmentally-friendly, and fast solutions to underserved populations. Battered women are particularly underserved, lacking both the social safety nets and safe havens needed to leave abusive relationships. CO2's efforts specifically address their needs and, more broadly, usher in an era of more eco-friendly housing. Bamboo's characteristics, specifically its flexibility and strength, are ideal for hurricane-prone countries.

Long-Term Impact

The construction of a shelter for battered women is the first step in Muelle de los Bueyes's efforts to extend more substantive services to the community's women and children. CO2 is invested in the project not only because it provides an opportunity to demonstrate the viability of bamboo structures, but because it is foundational to improving the quality of life of the region's citizens. CO2's projects provide year-round jobs, with competitive wages, in a region with 80% unemployment.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.agorapartnerships.org
Agora Partnership's CO2 Bambu Page
CO2 Bambu Affordable Eco-Housing video
CO2 Bambu Website
Mayagna: The Resurgence of a Bamboo Culture

Organization Information

Agora Partnerships

Location: Managua - Nicaragua
Website: http:/​/​agorapartnerships.org/​
Agora Partnerships
Project Leader:
Daniela Hammeken
Washington, District of Columbia United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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