Habitat for Humanity El Salvador dedicates 50 houses to families affected by Ida
January 5, 2011
Habitat for Humanity El Salvador dedicated 50 permanent housing solutions to families affected by Tropical Storm Ida in the community of Brisas de Jiboa in San Vincente.
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (January 5) – Fifty families whose homes were devastated by Tropical Storm Ida in November of 2009 spent Christmas in a new, safe and adequate house. A total of 983 national and international volunteers had labored alongside the families to build the homes.
The project was possible thanks to the support of international donors, the government of El Salvador, the local municipality, private businesses, individual donors and educational institutions.
The dedication activity brought many words of thanks, mainly on the part of partner families from Brisas de Jiboa, directed toward the Rütli Suiza Foundation, Habitat for Humanity El Salvador and to the organization’s national director, Jorge Molida, for their valuable participation in the construction of their homes.
Also present were partner families, representatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, state and municipal government representatives and international donors such as the Rütli Suiza Foundation, as well as representatives from Holcim, Blokitubos, the Panamerican University, FUNDASAL and the national civil police force.
About Habitat for Humanity Latin America and the Caribbean
Habitat for Humanity first opened its doors in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 1979, and has since helped more than 100,000 low-income families to access adequate housing in the region. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin America/Caribbean regional office coordinates the efforts of 15 national organizations, as well as unique partnerships throughout the region. For more information, visit habitatlatino.org.