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La historia de Constru Casa

En el transcurso de los años, Constru Casa ha construido nuevas vidas para numerosas familias guatemaltecas y comunidades completas. Nunca hubiéramos llegado a este punto sin el liderazgo sobresaliente y trabajo de nuestra fundadora, Carolina van Heerde. Ella empezó con una idea y una visión de ver a Guatemala sin pobreza y con todas las personas viviendo en una vivienda digna. Desde el 2004 ha trabajado con grupos de personas y asociaciones locales y extranjeros para convertir a Constru Casa en lo que es hoy día. Carolina ha construido relaciones y creado alianzas con personas y organizaciones afines para ver un cambio en la crisis habitacional que es muy obvia en Guatemala. Hemos construido más de 1,400 hogares en combinación con construcciones comunitarias, llevándonos a un total de más de 1,600 proyectos de construcción. Afortunadamente el proceso de construcción no finaliza allí, porque la cantidad de familias que reciben un nuevo inicio con una nueva casa sigue creciendo. ¡Muchas gracias a las personas que nos ayudan a hacer realidad el sueño de Carolina de una nueva Guatemala!

La historia de Carolina van Heerde

Carolina llegó por primera vez viajando a Guatemala en el 2000, después de haber trabajado en los Países Bajos durante varios años como gerente de proyectos de vivienda, bienes raíces y vivienda social. Durante el año de tránsito y su introducción a Guatemala, ya empezó a ayudar en la construcción de algunas casas y una escuela. De esta manera conoció a varias ONGs. Cuando se estableció en Guatemala en el 2001, siguió trabajando y ayudando a varias ONGs. En el 2004, inició una alianza con una empresa holandesa de vivienda social y con dos organizaciones locales, construyendo las primeras 2 casas Constru Casa. Su sueño era ayudar a familias necesitadas en su desarrollo y proveerles de condiciones de vida dignas.

No se podría haber imaginado que hoy día la organización de Constru Casa seguiría ayudando cientos de familias cada año e incluso comunidades completas en su desarrollo hacia un mejor futuro. Con las construcciones de escuelas, programas comunitarios, el establecimiento de clínicas, campos de deporte, programas de agua y cocina, así como la alianza con organizaciones locales especializadas en programas de educación o salud, se da cuenta que Constru Casa puede continuar contribuyendo a una necesidad más amplia de desarrollo comunitario para las comunidades más necesitadas en Guatemala.

Después de haber vivido 14 años en Guatemala y 4 años en España, se ha reestablecido con su hija en su país nativo de los Países Bajos. Ella continúa manejando la organización completa de Constru Casa, incluyendo las organizaciones aliadas en los Estados Unidos y los Países Bajos, así como trabajando en la promoción y gestión de fondos, siempre con su sueño en mente de poder proveer condiciones de vida dignas a las personas más necesitadas en Guatemala.

Misión 

Mejorar la calidad de vida de guatemaltecos que viven en pobreza extrema por medio del desarrollo comunitario holístico incluyendo la dotación de vivienda básica, programas de apoyo y construcción comunitaria para programas sanitarios y educacionales.

Visión

Una Guatemala sin pobreza, exclusión y dependencia, en la que las familias pobres ya no tienen que aguantar condiciones de vida inhumanas. Por medio del desarrollo comunitario en las áreas de vivienda, educación y salud, estas familias se vuelven social y económicamente sólidas.

Nuestro equipo

Carolina van Heerde

Carolina van Heerde

Directora

Ulises began working for Constru Casa in April of 2013. He is in charge of the administration, finances, and accounting in the Association. He graduated with an accounting degree and is now finishing his thesis for Public and Auditory Accounting. He has worked for more than 8 years in NGO’s and is thankful to be a part of building new homes with Constru Casa.

Ulises Gudiel

Ulises Gudiel

Gerente Administrativo y Financiero

Ulises began working for Constru Casa in April of 2013. He is in charge of the administration, finances, and accounting in the Association. He graduated with an accounting degree and is now finishing his thesis for Public and Auditory Accounting. He has worked for more than 8 years in NGO’s and is thankful to be a part of building new homes with Constru Casa.

Evelyn Sandoval

Evelyn Sandoval

Gerente de Operaciones

Evelyn has been the head of the operations department in Constru Casa since 2016. She has studied Architecture and Psychology, and as the Operations Manager, the main part of her work is the planning of each project and the supervision of construction and social relations.

Fredy Maldonado

Fredy Maldonado

Gerente de Comunicación

Fredy joined Constru Casa in September of 2018. He is in charge of public relations and overseeing communications and promotions. He has more than 25 years of experience working in educational, social, environmental and economic development programs in different organizations in rural and urban areas of Guatemala. His main goal is to provide dignity to Guatemalans in poverty.

Ranferi Vásquez

Ranferi Vásquez

Gerente de Construcción

Ranferi has been with Constru Casa since 2006. He is the manager of construction projects and is responsible for the planning, control, and execution of the construction process alongside his own team of masons. He is highly qualified in many trades including but not limited to masonry, mechanics, and heavy equipment operation.

Erick Aquino

Erick Aquino

Asistente de Operaciones

In July of 2017, Erick became of the Constru Casa team. He is an Antigua Guatemala native and has studied in the area of administration of hotels, tourism, and gastronomy. He has been working in Constru Casa in operations doing administrative work and alongside our social partners. He is a large part of our preparation program for the beneficiary families in the area of planning and health.

Diego Rodriguez

Diego Rodriguez

Coordinador de voluntarios

Diego Rodriguez, Coordinador de Voluntariado, nacio y se crio en la ciudad de Guatemala. Estudio relaciones internacionales en la universidad Rafael Landivar . Ha vivido en Francia, Estados Unidos y Suiza. Diego esta emocionado de compartir la cultura de Guatemala con los futuros grupos de voluntarios. En su tiempo libre. disfruta de viajar, discutir el acontecer de eventos actuales, conocer nuevas personas y actividades al aire libre.

Geovani Zuñiga

Geovani Zuñiga

Oficial de programas

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Martha Tobar

Martha Tobar

Asistente Admin/financiero y Recursos Humanos

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Junta Directiva en Guatemala

Leonel López

Presidente y Representante Legal

Amy joined Constru Casa in 2018 and has been working in the area of promotions and public relations. She first came to Guatemala from Canada in early 2018 to study Spanish for 5 months and from there began working with Constru Casa. Her work focuses on event planning, being in contact with our donors, photography and media, and other methods of promoting Constru Casa.

Carolina van Heerde

Vicepresidente

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Harald Westrik

Secretario

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Barbara Manon Derks

Tesorera

Amy joined Constru Casa in 2018 and has been working in the area of promotions and public relations. She first came to Guatemala from Canada in early 2018 to study Spanish for 5 months and from there began working with Constru Casa. Her work focuses on event planning, being in contact with our donors, photography and media, and other methods of promoting Constru Casa.

María del Carmen Holm

Vocal

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Roberto Bianchi

Vocal

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Mariela Bautista

Vocal

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Flor de María de León

Vocal

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Todos los miembros de la junta directiva sirven de forma voluntaria!

Junta Directiva en Estados Unidos

Jim Hille

Presidente

Amy joined Constru Casa in 2018 and has been working in the area of promotions and public relations. She first came to Guatemala from Canada in early 2018 to study Spanish for 5 months and from there began working with Constru Casa. Her work focuses on event planning, being in contact with our donors, photography and media, and other methods of promoting Constru Casa.

Ron Sack

Vicepresidente

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Luke Bretscher

Tesorero

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Jody Pence

Secretario

Amy joined Constru Casa in 2018 and has been working in the area of promotions and public relations. She first came to Guatemala from Canada in early 2018 to study Spanish for 5 months and from there began working with Constru Casa. Her work focuses on event planning, being in contact with our donors, photography and media, and other methods of promoting Constru Casa.

Andrew Wilson

Vocal

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Lee Kreimer

Vocal

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Kent Eaton

Vocal

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Omar Malcolm

Vocal

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Jeff Horst

Vocal

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

John Lothrop

Vocal

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Todos los miembros de la junta directiva sirven de forma voluntaria!

Junta Directiva en Países Bajos

Bert Aalders

Presidente

Amy joined Constru Casa in 2018 and has been working in the area of promotions and public relations. She first came to Guatemala from Canada in early 2018 to study Spanish for 5 months and from there began working with Constru Casa. Her work focuses on event planning, being in contact with our donors, photography and media, and other methods of promoting Constru Casa.

Marjo Crombach

Secretario

Ingrid began to work for Constru Casa in July of 2018. She is in charge of overseeing human resources and works in administration and finances. She has a diploma in business administration and is currently studying to complete a bachelor of human resources. She finds satisfaction in working with Constru Casa not only because of a new home for families but by seeing the change in the lives of Guatemalans.

Hilde Hagting

Tesorero

Geovani became a part of the Constru Casa team in 2009. He works alongside our allied partners in the construction programs. He visits the families to run studies before construction and to supervise the follow up programs after construction. He will also install stoves and water filters as well as lead the education on the use and health benefits of these products.

Todos los miembros de la junta directiva sirven de forma voluntaria! Visiten el sitio web holandés aquí: www.construcasa.nl

Declaración de Transparencia

El trabajo de Constru Casa en Guatemala depende directamente de las donaciones de socios nacionales e internacionales.