A strategy to help 1,000 families and their communities – Change Their Futures.
The plan is to build 1,000 homes in the Department of Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. Building on the successes of Iglesia Del Camino (theIDC) from past years of experience, targeting families that are stuck in life due to circumstance and situation – families living in homes with cornstalk walls and dirt floors – replacing that structure with a dry, securable, and cleanable place to live. This home includes a water filtration system, a high-efficiency wood-burning stove, and a set of bunk beds.
The houses are simple four walla and a roof over a concrete slab, but it is much more for the recipient families in Guatemala. Having these four walls means having someplace they are proud to call home. Someplace where the rivers from the rain runoff do not run through their homes and under their beds. Someplace where they can function and not be hindered by the elements or be fearful for security—a place where the children are not laughed at because of their lack of a home.
The houses come equipped with a bunk bed, a stove, a water filter, a solar lighting kit, two windows and a door, and an extension roof. Each of these units is featured at www.cosasmejoressa.com – our suppliers’ website. It gives the family the means to sleep off the floor. It gives them the means to cook their food without smoke inside their home. And not have to boil their water first to drink it. It gives them the means to function in their home after the sun goes down.
The metal house design doesn’t sweat in climate change and has proven to be comfortable inside hot and cold climates outside. Four walls and a roof over a concrete slab can make all the difference in the world.
In a study of the homes built between 2011 and 1014, this combination of amenities was proven effective. – Read the Study
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