In Guatemala, the housing deficit is divided between a quantitative (lack of houses) and a qualitative deficit (poor quality of exisiting structures), the latter affecting a majority of Guatemalans. Typically this sector of the population owns a house, but not in adequate conditions: walls and ceilings are composed of plastic, carton, and other materials that allow water, dirt and animals to encroach. These particular conditions prevent families from safe development and a productive lifestyle.
We intervene to rehabilitate houses by providing the construction of new walls, concrete floor and ceiling installations, and/or construction of additional rooms. The main objective is to transform homes, but more importantly, transform lives.