The traditional houses in the neighborhood had severe structural damage and there were no programs aimed at recovering. The poverty of the area and lack of access to credit affect the habitability of housing and cultural heritage. The declaration of City Heritage Coro as UNESCO favored community organization in the rescue of their Traditions. So in April 1997 was born ASOAVI
Pantano Abajo under guidelines and statutes of the Institute of Patrimony and Culture –IPC- and its own organizational structure that included three aspects: technical, administrative and social. Participated in the formation of ASOAVI: the neighbors, the IPC, local universities and consultants.
ASOAVI Pantano Abajo has been dedicated to improving and maintaining the traditional houses, to build capacity among working families associated to generate employment, to retrieve and disseminate popular culture as well-tangible or intangible, and promote action group for the solution to the common problems.
This has allowed 510 homes have intervened traditional mud benefiting approximately 2,710 people and generating more than 7.000 jobs between direct and indirect. Each every year there are activities for the preservation of heritage with approximately 300 children. And it has created the Grandfather's Club where 60 seniors receive medical care and participate in recreational activities.
All activities are done for the community of Barrio Pantano Abajo without distinction of social class, religion, race, sex or age.
It was possible the access to credit for traditional mud housing by the public and private bank, and also they reach that the federal government recognized the Mud artist their social security benefits and pension upon his retirement job.
The prestige achieved by ASOAVI Pantano Abajo contributes to a positive image of themselves and their community by promoting ownership of tangible and intangible patrimony through this communal experience.