For providing over 42,000 homes for the poor in 15 Latin American countries
The Chile based non-governmental organization is being awarded for getting thousands of young volunteers, the private sector, universities and governments to raise awareness about slum conditions. This initiative has seen the organization build some 42,000 houses in 15 countries across Latin America. The project is having a major impact on the lives of the poor by giving them decent housing. This has helped reduce health problems, crime and other problems associated with extreme poverty.