Get Involved… Un Techo Para Mi Pais

24 Aug

One of my favorites from the World Youth Conference…

Check out the site…. Anyone interested in participating in 2011?

Thousands of people live without a roof or a floor…

Transitional homes allow Latin America’s poorest populations to have a private and decent shelter that protects against rain, cold and infestations as well as providing security and a defense against crime.  These basic results have long-term impacts; such as, reduced illness, better security and a place to study often prevents children from dropping out of school.

The transitional houses are made of wood or aluminum and are designed to be low-cost, easy to build, and mobile. A typical house is 18 m2 (6×3) in size and costs around US $1,500, of which the beneficiary family contributes 10 percent; it is built in two days by a team of eight to ten volunteers working alongside the family.


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