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?

http://www.untechoparamipais.org/

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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