La Esperanza Project Santa Fé de Bogotá D.C, Colombia

Colombia is situated in the northwestern part of South America; it has an area of 1.350.000 km2 and 36 million inhabitants.
The shortfall in the provision of popular housing, which is particularly felt among the low-income population, amounts to 1.8 million units. It constitutes one of the main problems of poor people who, however, are hardly ever offered a legal, technical and economical viable solution. Crear Cooperativa is a financial body concerned with urban but mainly with social development, specialized in the creation of tools that enable target groups to obtain loans, and to start saving programs. It aims to assist low-income families to get their own houses.
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Housing Development Villa Hermosa in Diriamba, Nicaragua

The country Nicaragua is one of  the five countries of  Central America,  located in the  tropical area of the  Northern Hemisphere,  the climate of its  southern area being  hot-humid. The  country has some  130,000 km2with a  population of about  4,5 million. Diriamba  is a small town 40  kms south of  Nicaragua’s Capital  Managua. Its great  advantage is the  climate. Located on a  hill in the midst of  coffee farms, it is  much cooler than  stuffy hot Managua  and, therefore, an  attractive place to  live, in spite of its  rather rural setting.
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Rural School Construction in Southern Nicaragua

After the civil war in 1979, the newly installed government gave education absolute priority. In a country where the vast rural areas had little or no infrastructure, this was a gigantic task. Newly recruited teachers with rudimentary training and hundreds of well-prepared Cuban teachers started the task of educating the rural population, in makeshift shacks erected by the population and even under the shade of trees.
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"Whatever you can find" is an architectural workshop, with communitary participation, from the Catholic University from Quito.
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