FUNDASAL's housing reconstruction programme demonstrates how successful community development can result
from rebuilding after a devastating earthquake. Appropriate earthquake resistant housing designs have been developed
and training is provided in construction and maintenance techniques, as well as business and community leadership
skills. To date, 6,472 houses have been completed with households providing the labour. Secure title has been
provided where necessary and 1,400 small businesses have been established, many led by women. The local municipalities
have been actively involved throughout and welcome the increasing citizen participation that has resulted from
Keywords : Earthquake, Community Development, Leadership, Income Generation, Mutual Aid and Self-help
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