Huts to Homes
The “Huts to Homes” arm of Peruvian Partners builds homes, replacing cardboard/scrap lumber houses with brick and mortar. A dream for many in this community is to have a “real” house. They could work twelve hour days for a lifetime and never be able to afford to build a house.
A solidly built house provides security, protection from the elements, mitigates the propagation of disease and gives dignity to the family.
The cement floor and foundation reduce or completely stop the escaping of toxic fumes. The “contractor” for the building of each house is a trusted and effective worker from Flores de Villa. He hires others from the community, which serves a whole other purpose — providing jobs.
Fidelia’s House Before
Fidelia’s House After
Rosa’s House Before
Rosa’s House After