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Using waste material and volunteers’ enthusiasm to help refurbish houses of families living in extreme poverty

Using waste material and volunteers’ enthusiasm to help refurbish houses of families living in extreme poverty

Mexichem helps to improve the quality of life for families living in extreme poverty, by assisting with the rebuilding of their homes, using discarded wooden pallets from Mexichem Resins Colombia plants.

Country: Colombia
Fluent Business Group

In Cartagena, thousands of families have been displaced by violence or live in substandard conditions, in huts made with all kinds of materials such as cardboard, wood scraps, plastic bags and other materials that do not meet minimum safety requirements or are unfit for structural use. These homes lack access to water and basic sanitation. The families live in overcrowded areas, often exposed to disease and their income does not even reach the minimal needed for subsistence. State welfare is insufficient to help so many families and their only chance of having decent housing depends on the solidarity we can offer to them.

This project aims to build dignified housing for two displaced families per month, for a total of 25 families per year. Additionally, we will consolidate Mexichem’s volunteers as an expression of individual commitment to strengthen personal motivation, management skills and teamwork.

Mexichem is proud to provide resource management, and volunteers for the construction and refurbishment of the housing.

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