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EL SALVADOR: POST EARTHQUAKE HOUSING RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME

Abstract
By : Edin Martinez

 
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 the programme.
Keywords : Earthquake, Community Development, Leadership, Income Generation, Mutual Aid and Self-help

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