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Habitat for Humanity Costa Rica launches stage two of 15-house project

January 15, 2011

In San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, San Ramón, Alajuela, 15 more low-income families will gain access to improved housing conditions.

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (January 15, 2011) – Habitat for Humanity Costa Rica has launched the second stage of a 15-house project for low-income families in the San Isidro de Peñas community of San Ramón, Alajuela.

According to Edgar Silva, Project Director for Habitat for Humanity Costa Rica, construction on the first three homes will begin this week, and will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. It is expected that by April of this year the families will be able to move into their new homes. Once these have been completed construction will begin on three more homes.

The local Association of Integrated Development has been assisting in the process of selecting partner families that will benefit from the project, all of which are local residents.

A volunteer work team from the United States will assist in construction, including Rep. John Lesch from the Minnesota State House of Representatives. The volunteers, who are part of Habitat for Humanity International’s Build Louder program, will work from January 18-19, in addition to attending meetings with various national authorities and experts on poverty housing issues.

Habitats for Humanity Costa Rica is currently completing the phase one, and the final six homes (phase three) are expected to be completed later this year.

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