16 Beneficiary Families & Housing Restoration Complete–Harvest 2017
20 New Beneficiary Families Selected for the Next Round of the Project
After completing our Reforestation Project (see past projects page), we worked with Jorge to figure out what other issues we could address that would directly affect quality of life for the workers of Finca Santa Teresa. Our long term goal for this project is to improve housing conditions for the workers at their homes around the region. Jorge has already provided comfortable housing at Finca Santa Teresa, but the workers only spend 4 months of the year here. The other 8 months are spent at their homes which are often in less than ideal conditions and are difficult to access.
Jorge started this project by conducting a needs assessment, identifying beneficiaries, the communities they came from, and their individual needs concerning construction materials. In March, Noah and Jason travelled to Nicaragua to meet each beneficiary and help with the purchase and distribution of construction materials.
NEXT PROJECTED GOAL
The next step in this project is to provide aid for the construction of the 20 homes. Since constructing without any help was challenging, we will work with a contractor who will speed up the construction process.