Four Year Follow-up Program
Our four year follow-up program is one aspect that firmly set us apart from other non-profits. We don’t believe that it is merely enough to just build a house and leave. We want to ensure that we are really creating lasting change for families and empowering Guatemalan communities. For every home we build for four years afterwards Constru Casa follows up with families in partnership with our social partner organizations.
For development to be sustainable we believe that families need to receive adequate training in using and caring for their new home. Through these workshops, the families are motivated to maintain their homes and utilize them to improve their lives. For this reason, Constru Casa has these follow-up methods:
- Twice a year, Constru Casa organizes workshops at the locations of its social partner organizations, where all beneficiary families of those organizations come together, discussing Important topics such as the families’ changed living conditions, hygiene and health issues, difficulties in adjustment, and special circumstances and general improvements, but also financial planning and responsibility.
- Any required maintenance work for family homes and community buildings is carried out by Constru Casa as a part of the 4 year follow-up. This work does not include maintenance made necessary by carelessness or misusage of the house. Constru Casa tries to limit maintenance work to a minimum in order to strengthen the family’s sense of responsibility and ownership of their house.
- In cooperation with other social projects, Constru Casa offers healthcare, education and social services to the families we build houses for. Channeled channelled.