July 24, 2017

House Construction

The building programs at Open Windows began with the Canadian Developing World Connections, whose volunteers wanted to contribute to the Learning Center through construction projects.
Since Open Windows didn’t need more buildings, we agreed to help the children’s families. Living conditions for these families are precarious.

Many of the houses are made from corn stalks, metal roof sheeting and, sometimes, simply plastic sheeting with dirt floors.
These conditions contribute to respiratory illness common in these families.
The project provides families with two rooms and one bathroom built from cement blocks, and with metal windows and door, a roof of metal sheeting and a concrete floor.

Building takes from two to three weeks.