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Costa Rica

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Recent press-releases

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The report allows to know that families build their houses in a seven-stage process

January 21, 2019

Mister Hilario, just like many other people in Peru, use his house as a place to work and also shares it with the family of his children. Only in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho, in Lima, Peru, more than 95 thousand families live in a similar situation. This fact derives from the study performed by the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter from Habitat.

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Habitat teaches disaster-resilient construction methods in the Caribbean

October 13, 2018

Housing is a very vulnerable resource to these climatological disasters that, in addition, have been increasing due to climate change. Unfortunately, it is the people who live in the places with the greatest poverty, who are often harmed the most. The cost of repairing or even rebuilding the houses affected by a disaster is very high.

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Facebook rewards initiative of Habitat and Red Cross

September 25, 2018

Through the new Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP), the Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter and Settlements Awareness, PASSA Youth, developed by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), was selected to receive support, tools and funds of an approximate value of up to USD $ 50,000.

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The Effectiveness of Land Information System

May 10, 2018

An efficient and effective land information system is critical for national development. Land information systems drive decision making and policy creation in government, manage and appropriate property taxes and revenue which is integral to a country’s economic viability and secure land tenure for the citizens of a country. (Kenneth A Shay)

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