Volunteers Rally to Provide New Housing for Costa Rican Families in Need

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Over 200 volunteers from the TECHO organization will build 15 emergency houses for 15 families in the community of Philadelphia, Guanacaste. The construction will take place between July 17 and 20.

    Between 75 and 100 people will benefit these homes that will give shelter to 15 families composed mostly by four or five individuals each.

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    Bernal Bolaños, General Manager of TECHO, explained that this place was chosen for the construction after investigations by the organization to identify priority sites for construction of transitional housing.

    These homes of 18 square meters, have a useful life of eight years depending on the care they receive from their families. Bolaños also explained that they hybridize them and the families are responsible for basic services in order to encourage a sense of responsibility for the program.

    The organization also conducts community development programs in various communities around the country. These programs provide for the development of recreation areas, microcredit schemes for entrepreneurs, infrastructure programs, such as building sidewalks, as in the case of community Guararí in Heredia; among others.

    Last May, TECHO managed to raise 117.9 million colones, for projects that are held throughout the year to care for communities in the form of microcredit for small entrepreneurs, education plans with school-age children, and programs that encourage the ability to develop a particular trade.

    Registration to help with the buildings is open until July 11 and you must attend the pre-construction activities and pay the fee of 10,000 colones. Those interested can also perform pre-registration.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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