Amway expands its program to build adequate housing in Latin America
June 7, 2011
US$750,000 has been invested to build 43 houses in Guatemala.
SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (June 7, 2011) – Amway, one of the world leaders in the direct sales industry, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, will help build adequate housing in the La Matanza neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina this September.
The project is part of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to build adequate housing in 10 countries of Latin America, with volunteer support from Amway’s network of distributors and employees. In addition to Argentina, Amway will support housing construction and reparation projects in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador and Costa Rica this year.
In February, Amway launched the Guatemala program, uniting more than 80 Amway and Habitat volunteers from various countries to build 12 houses in the community of Zacapa. In addition, Amway donated US$500,000 to Habitat for Humanity Guatemala for the construction of 43 houses in the next five years. Amway Distributor, Tim Foley and his e-Finity network contributed an additional US$250,000 to support the program.
“Amway, its employees and distributors, have a strong commitment to the region,” said Eduardo Casas, Director of Communications and Public Relations for Amway Latin America. “Through the Amway One by One Campaign for Children, the company seeks to help people improve their lives.”
Each Amway market will implement promotions to raise funds through its Web site, telephone orders and Amway stores.
Watch: “Hábitat for Humanidad and Amway” (Spanish).
Source: Amway Latin America
Amway is one of the world leaders in the direct sales industry. Established in 1959, it currently has a presence in more than 80 countries and territories, with more than 3 million distributors around the world.
About Amway One by One Campaign for Children
Amway One by One collaborates with hundreds of organizations in more than 50 countries, providing hope and comfort to more than 8 million children in five continents. Since 2003, One by One has donated more than US$141 million and more than 2.3 million volunteer hours to children’s causes.
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 and Caribbean regional office coordinates the efforts of 16 national organizations, as well as unique partnerships throughout the region. For more information, visit habitatlatino.org.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Latin America and the Caribbean.