The needs, as of right now, include clothing, warm blankets, cooking utensils and food. Our short term needs are of food, clothing, blankets, cooking utensils and a small place to spend the night; long term we need formal living arrangements, productive projects, workshops on nutrition, capital to start up businesses like handicrafts, production projects, activities that generate employment. Long term they need permanent homes. We propose a small ranch in the meantime while appropriate housing is being built.
Proposed Project to Help Those Impacted
As there are no hotels or hostels in Huitán, we propose the building of a temporary village. In order to be able to build this village we we will need building materials, food and gardening and other materials to create this project from scratch. We have currently started building with whatever is available to us and donated from within the village, but we need to be able to buy more materials. The village we propose to build is 20 houses for 160 people. These huts are built to bases with wood studs, tin roofs and walls of tables that are about a quarter of 6 meters long and 4 meters wide. and will house approximately 1 family, consisting of an average of 8 members, per house for a period of three to five months while more formal permanent houses are built. The people who can help us in the community are the municipality, organized youth groups such as the eco-club, and the COCODES can count on the library for coordination.
Budgets and Funds Needed
The $25,000 budget is for the construction of an emergency temporary village for families affected by the earthquake. Each house measures 6 meters long and 4 meters wide.