Un Techo para mi País (A Roof for my Country) was born in the year 1997, when a group of Chilean young people had the desire of developing something that would make this generation to get closer with the poor people of the country.
Since that year the need of work with the most poor people and the necessity of make the society part of this event was born, letting them know the injustice and little opportunities that the poor people have, which is a problem and obligation for all of us.
In 2001 we decided to go overseas and share this intervention model with other countries of Latin America. Un Techo para mi País - Uruguay was founded in June 2003 when college students, that were not pleased with the reality and had the desire to change it in their country, came out of their houses and decided to introduce their selves with the ones in need.
The project is developed in 3 stages of intervention:
construction of an emergency house, understanding that this is an emergency solution that will give hope to the families. Is the beginning of a real improvement in their quality of life process.
having as principal focus the community organization and the delivery of tools with the objective of contributing in the diminution of the vulnerable situation that allows these families to leave the extreme poverty in which they live in. We generate several programs (education, productive fomentation, libraries, skill training; training of the leaders of the settlements, among others).
company of the families of the settlement. Un Techo para mi País takes care of the whole management of every Project from the search of the ground, to the handover of the definitive housing, organizing the candidates and representing them in front of the other institutions, prioritizing a good location, equipment and public community spaces, and also houses with excellent standers.
At this moment Un Techo para mi País - Uruguay is working in the first and second stage of the Project. The main propose is that college volunteers and young professionals work in the marginal settlements of Latin America, building emergency houses, investigating, claiming, supporting and qualifying all the residents, their families and communities so that they can count with real opportunities that will allow them to leave their situation of extreme poverty.
Construction of emergency houses: Satisfaction of a housing through theSocial qualification: Development of a qualification permanent proposal,Definitive housing: We develop a proposal of neighborhood sustainable in