Constru Casa is a non-profit organization offering basic housing to families living in extreme poverty. Constru Casa always works in collaboration with local partner organizations to identify and select families of exceptional need. Beneficiary families participate in the construction of their home and also pay back 35% of the total cost of their house over four years. Constru Casa also aids in community development, through partnerships with local organizations, educational and health care programs and the construction of community buildings such as schools, clinics, orphanages and communal centers.
Guatemala is among the poorest countries of the Americas with more than half of its population living in poverty. Particularly acute is the problem of inadequate housing: a typical house is made of cornstalk walls, a dirt floor and a scrap material roof. Facilities for basic hygiene like clean water and bathrooms are most often non-existent.
Constru Casa is financed entirely through donations from individual donors and foundations. If you would like to help us, please click on the button above or find out How you can help.