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~CORDAID/CARITAS~

Cordaid is building houses in two areas: the rural area near Leogane, close to the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake, and the urban area of Port-au-Prince, Haitiís capital.  Together with the local client community Cordaid defines criteria for selection of shelter recipients.  In practice this has meant that the local community selects the most vulnerable residents and ensures that they are the first ones to receive a house. 

 

~Link to Cordaid/Cartita's website~

Building Performance Criteria include:                        

®Earthquake proof: Wooden frame leads to a  flexible core structure that can withstand earthquakes. 

®Termite proof: Wood is pressure treated and has a guarantee of at least 15 years (preferably longer)

®Small attic ("Soute") over veranda enables home owner to keep belongings and essential food stuffs high and dry during the rainy season.

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