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Initiative

Constru Casa is an initiative of Caroline van Heerde. In March 2004, she started with the design and organization of Constru Casa and constructed the very first houses together with a local day care center for very poor families.

In 2005 her initiative gained momentum, the quality of the services of Constru Casa improved, and progress was made to transform Constru Casa into a financially healthy organization. Since November 2005, Constru Casa is an officially registered foundation in Guatemala: Asociación Constru Casa. And since 2011 Friends of Constru Casa is an officially registered 501(c)(3) organization in Nebraska, US.

Year

New house

New house
(with toilet & shower)

Improvement of
existing houses

Community Projects

Water Filters

Improved Stoves

2004

24

 0

 0

3

0

0

2005

64

 0

 0

0

0

0

2006

71

 3

3

3

130

83

2007

2

54

5

 5

15

12

2008

2

65

10

13 

45

30

2009

0 

43

0

0

0

2010

90

13

 17

90

20

2011

73

6

4

37

12

2012

3

67

3

11

35

10

2013

0

40

8

6

19

7

2014

0

82

8

17

55

28

2015 0 101 8 11 245 7
2016 0 131 12 10 25 18

TOTAL

166

749

76

101

696

225

As of February 2017, Constru Casa has built 950 houses. This year we hope to #Reachthe1000. Over the years we have also constructed more than 110 community buildings. In the fields of education and healthcare we have been able to help many communities in their development. Together with local partner organizations, Constru Casa continues to help many families and communities to further develop themselves and help them on the path towards a better future.

 

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