To train women in poor communities in disaster prevention and disaster mitigation

EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT HOUSING IN SAN JUAN DE LURIGANCHO

The project consists of a disaster prevention program. It includes training of grassroot women, mapping of vulnerable areas, making lists of problems, presenting maps and reports to the local government and implementation of plans for new and better housing. The NGOs advise on house types and earth-quake-resistant constructions. In the next step residents (mainly women) produce concrete blocks and other elements for building in vulnerable areas. The project also includes the construction of stairs and walls on steep hillsides.

Project Date: 2009

City: 

SAN JUAN DE LURIGANCHO

Location: 

Peru

ASF International Member Organization: 

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS DESIGNERS PLANNERS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

Partners: 

ARC-PEACE Peru

Estrategia

Mujeres Unidas Para Un Pueblo Mejor

Donors: 

Groots International

Activity Type: 

Architectural Project