OUR PROJECTS

Building it Together

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In the Dominican Republic’s southern provinces of San Juan and Azua, families struggle to acquire adequate housing. The government recognizes these provinces as priority areas as the  combined population is approximately 450,000 and 62-70% of those people live below the poverty line. Available housing is generally high priced rentals in very poor conditions. These types of houses are often unsafe and made with plated zinc roofs sustained with wood walls or sticks, palm leaves and dirt. Most houses have no sanitation facilities. Families in these areas often earn small incomes and have little or no access to credit for a decent and affordable home.

Building it Together for Families will see the construction of 36 homes in the San Juan and Azua provinces which will benefit 36 families and make a positive impact for 180 individuals. The homes constructed will be innovative, prefabricated homes with a lower cost than most models. Prefabricated homes are manufactured in advance at off-site locations in standard sizes that can be easily transported and assembled. The savings, which come from shorter building times and decreased labour, better serve families who cannot access traditional loans. This also ensures families can quickly move in and enjoy their new, safe, and affordable homes.

Vote Building it Together for Families to provide safe and affordable housing for those living below the poverty line in the Dominican Republic.

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