Mejorando nuestra casa, mejoramos nuestra vida

Year Execution: 
2019
Country: 
Nicaragua
Organization in Charge: 
Centro de Estudios y Promoción para el Habitar
USD: 
24,000
Nº of Families helped: 
30
Zone: 
Rural
Description: 

The project consisted in the improvement of the housing conditions of 30 families whose houses deserved an urgent intervention. The lines of intervention involved
the construction of oors, the reinforcement of walls, the change of roof, the interior partitions, the sanitary unit facilities, the improvement of the electrical system, the mitigation works in the land for protection of terraces due to erosion risk. The inter- vention took place in three neighbourhoods located in an expanding urban sector on the outskirts of the city of Managua. The modality assumed by HABITAR to execute the project was organized and assisted self-production. The families of each neigh- bourhood were organized into groups of between 3 and 5 families who were carrying out their improvements, under the guidance of a technical team provided by HABI- TAR and with the assistance of one or two members of the user family.