Over Ons

Het verhaal van Constru Casa

In de loop der jaren heeft Constru Casa nieuwe levens gebouwd voor vele Guatemalteekse families en complete gemeenschappen. We zouden dit nooit hebben bereikt zonder het uitzonderlijke leiderschap en werk van onze oprichtster Caroline van Heerde. Zij begon met een idee en een visie van een Guatemala zonder armoede, waar iedereen in waardige huizen woont. Sinds 2004 heeft ze met lokale en buitenlandse groepen en verenigingen gewerkt om Constru Casa te maken tot wat het vandaag de dag is. Caroline heeft relaties en samenwerkingsverbanden opgebouwd met gelijkgestemde individuen en organisaties om een verandering te weeg te brengen in de huisvestingscrisis waarmee Guatemala kampt. We hebben meer dan 1400 huizen gebouwd en met nog meer gemeenschapsprojecten brengt dit ons tot een totaal van meer dan 1600 bouwprojecten. Gelukkig stopt het bouwproces niet. Het aantal families dat een nieuwe start met een nieuw huis krijgt, blijft groeien. Dank aan onze supporters voor het realiseren van Caroline’s droom van een nieuw Guatemala!

Missie

Het verbeteren van de kwaliteit van leven onder Guatemalteken die in extreme armoede leven door holistische gemeenschapsontwikkeling, het ver-strekken van huisvesting, onder-steuningsprogramma’s, gemeenschaps- vorming en gezondheids- en onderwijs-programma’s.

Visie

Een Guatemala zonder armoede, uitsluiting and afhankelijkheid, waarbij arme families niet langer inhumane leefomstandigheden hoeven te dulden. Door gemeenschapsontwikkeling op het gebied van huisvesting, educatie en gezondheid, worden deze families sociaal en economisch onafhankelijk.

Ons Team

Carolien van Heerde

Carolien van Heerde

Directeur

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

Financieel en Administratief Manager

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

Operationeel Manager

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

Communicatie Manager

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

Bouwmanager

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

Operationeel Medewerker

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.

Ingrid Hernandez

Ingrid Hernandez

Financiën & Personeelszaken

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.

Geovani Zuñiga

Geovani Zuñiga

Medewerker sociale programma´s

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.

Amy Hart

Amy Hart

Medewerker Public Relations

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.

Raad van Bestuur in Guatemala

Leonel López

Voorzitter en Wettelijke Vertegenwoordiger

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.

Carolien Van Heerde

Vicevoorzitter

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.

Edgar Ruano

Secretaris

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

Penningmeester

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.

Harald Westrik

Algemeen Lid

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.

Roberto Bianchi

Algemeen Lid

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.

Alle bestuursleden dienen op vrijwillige basis.

Bestuur van Friends of Constru Casa, in de Verenigde Staten

Jim Hille

Voorzitter

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

Vicevoorzitter

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

Penningmeester

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

Secretaris

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.

Joan Hines / John Kay

Algemeen Lid

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.

Carol Hammer

Algemeen Lid

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

Algemeen Lid

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

Algemeen Lid

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.

Alle bestuursleden dienen op vrijwillige basis.

Bestuur van Stichting Constru Casa,
in Nederland

Lieke du Bois

Lieke du Bois

Voorzitter

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

Marjo Crombach

Secretaris

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

Hilde Hagting

Penningmeester

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.

Joey Juffermans

Joey Juffermans

Communicatie

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.

Alle bestuursleden dienen op vrijwillige basis.

Het bestuur wordt in Nederland ondersteund door Frans en Renje van Rij bij de promotie voor het werk van Constru Casa.
Daarnaast helpen een aantal ambassadeurs het werk van Constru Casa in hun netwerk te promoten en de mogelijkheden die er zijn voor mensen in Nederland om het werk in Guatemala te ondersteunen.
Onze ambassadeurs zijn Herman en Gé Bijtelaar, Trudy van den Broek, Theo en Truus Schippers, Wim Verhoog en Janine van Schellen. U kunt altijd bij hen terecht voor vragen over de mogelijkheden om Constru Casa te ondersteunen!

Transparantieverklaring

Het werk van Constru Casa in Guatemala hangt rechtstreeks af van de donaties van nationale en internationale partners.