The Caracol-EKAM project aims to provide a culturally appropriate, modest dwelling with piped water, modern sanitation, and 24/7 electricity, as well as community development. The homes, made from locally available materials, can easily be repaired and/or expanded.
- Site development for housing plots, including design and layout of roads, footpaths, water distribution systems, drainage, and sanitation solutions.
- To address natural disaster concerns, the 750 houses are designed to International Building Code earthquake and hurricane safety standards, and constructed with reinforced concrete masonry.
- Community development support for the new households and existing residents of the area, including community engagement, governance, and livelihoods activities to help ensure that the new settlement is a vibrant, sustainable community.
A two-year community development program is enabling social integration, economic opportunities, and sustainable community management by supporting:
- Beneficiary sensitization and move‐in;
- Social and economic support activities;
- Support of day‐to‐day site management;
- Operational and technical assistance to GOH entities engaged with the site, including the Government’s Entreprise Publique de Promotion de Logements Sociaux (EPPLS) unit; and
- Governance/community relations.
- Lease-to-own contracts will ensure security of tenure.
- A partner-financed on-site school opened in October 2013.
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Last updated: August 26, 2015