Supporting poor for construction of houses

Year Execution: 
2019
Country: 
Pakistán
Organization in Charge: 
Urban Resource Centre (URC)
USD: 
20,000
Nº of Families helped: 
75
Zone: 
Rural
Description: 

The project took place in Khipro (Sanghar district). The rural poor communities living along the Indus river were displaced due to the oods. The project contributed to support these families to build a one room shelter for each family. Under this program the poor families have built the walls of their huts and they got support for roo ng materials. The walls have been be built by the community through their own labour. The main objective of the project was to provide shelters to homeless families which rendered homeless and have been living very poor housing conditions. From March up to November the climate remains very hot in the area, therefore construction acti- vities become very di cult during day times. So the work usually started late evening in order to avoid heatwaves.