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About us

Constru Casa is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life among Guatemalans living in extreme poverty through the provision of basic housing, support programs, and community development projects related to health and education.

Guatemala is among the poorest countries in the Americas, with more than half of its population living in poverty. Many of these Guatemalans live in inadequate housing: a typical house consisting of cornstalk walls, a dirt floor and a scrap material roof. We provide houses of 1 to 3 rooms constructed with concrete block or eco-blocks for families in need. In addition, we build community buildings such as schools, clinics, orphanages, and community centers to assist in community development.

Our team is based in La Antigua, Guatemala, but we work throughout the country. Our work is always in collaboration with local social work organizations to identify and select families of exceptional need. Beneficiary families participate in the construction of their home and pay back 33% of the total cost of their house, which then goes to fund future projects.

We work in collaboration with two overseas foundations, Stichting Constru Casa, in Holland, and Friends of Constru Casa, in the USA. These foundations, in addition to international foundations and organizations, generous donors and volunteers, help fund our work. We rely on their support to continue the work of Constru Casa in Guatemala. 

For more detailed information about our organization, download our Constru Casa Description (pdf document). 

 

Latest News

This March, Constru Casa celebrated its 13th birthday, and we know that thirteen will be our #LuckyYear.  To date, Constru Casa has built over 975 houses, and 2017 will be the year that we reach house #1,000!

With your help, we can also make 2017 a #LuckyYear for families living in extreme poverty in Guatemala.  For a small monthly donation you can make a big difference in the lives of one of our families. 

Did you know that for just $25 a month you can provide a kitchen package to a family in need?  With your donation, Constru Casa can provide an energy efficient stove and water filter drastically improving the health and living conditions of a family in need. 

Click below for more information about our monthly donations. 

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Family Story

Family #1000

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House #1,000 is coming soon! Family #1,000 is Francisco Monroy, in Aldea El Hato.  Read on to find out more about family #1,000! 

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Volunteers

Amaury´s #LuckyMonth!

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Amaury from Belgium tells us about his #LuckyMonth visiting Guatemala.  He shares his experience building better lives for three families in Santa Cruz Balanyá, building a school in Cuidad Vieja, all the while exploring the sites of Guatemala on the weekends!

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Latest News

June Newsletter 2017

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Last month we were delighted to welcome back Simone Kenny from Australia. Simone has been a serial organiser of volunteer groups for ten years. This time she came with a great group of friends that all donated to, and joined in to help us build two, 3 room houses in San Felipe close to Antigua.  It was always going to be a challenge to get both houses completed in the six days they were here, but these Aussie muckers made it look easy! We are also delighted then that Simone will be coming again in January with a huge group of 35 students from Eltham College in Melbourne. They will continue working in the remote community of Hacienda Vieja that her previous group from Eltham started last year. We can't wait for that! Thank you Simone, and thank you to all your amazing volunteers!

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