Asociación Constru Casa
4a. Avenida Norte 22 “A”
La Antigua Guatemala
Contact person: Stefan Ege
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
Guatemala is among the poorest countries of the Americas with more than half of its population living in poverty. Particularly acute is the problem of inadequate housing.
Constru Casa was founded in 2004, since November 2005 it is an official association in Guatemala: ‘Asociación Constru Casa’.
Constru Casa is a non-profit organization offering basic housing to families living in extreme poverty. It always works in collaboration with local partner organizations to identify and select families of exceptional need. Beneficiary families participate in the construction of their home and also pay back one fourth of the total cost of their house over four years.
Constru Casa also supports its strategic partners and individual families with a variety of support programs in the areas of health care, education and social work. These include supporting small scale health care and educational projects, paying teacher salaries, offering improved stoves and water filters to beneficiary families, and carrying out maintenance of houses.
Additionally, Constru Casa supports its social partner organizations in community development and construction. These constructions are buildings with a social or communal function, especially in the areas of health care and education, such as school buildings, libraries, day care centers, community centers, clinics and orphanages, benefitting the whole community.
The services we offer range from initial consulting and needs assessment to the designing of buildings, supervision of construction, to overall management of projects. This includes administration and time-scheduling, design and elaboration of plans, financial management and budget control, execution and supervision of the construction, as well as quality control and reporting to donors. The financing and fundraising for these projects is the responsibility of the social partner organizations. Constru Casa charges a minimal amount for its services, which is used to cover overhead costs of Constru Casa.
Stefan Ege is the Operations Manager of Asociación Constru Casa.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.