To train women in poor communities in disaster prevention and disaster mitigation
Project Date: 2009
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.
SAN JUAN DE LURIGANCHO
ASF International Member Organization:
Mujeres Unidas Para Un Pueblo Mejor