Most people look at the world today and wonder: how can they help make a real impact? And when that wonder leads to action, they discover that it is possible to make a difference, driving change towards a common goal. We call them Changemakers.
TECHO is a movement of Changemakers: individuals and institutions joining forces and taking action to restore hope for millions of families living in poverty. We are transforming communities by building homes, empowering community leaders, and improving the lives of thousands of families in the slums of Latin America and the Caribbean, so they can regain control over their lives and jumpstart their dreams.
As Changemakers, we won’t rest until poverty is history, one nail at a time!
Today there are over 200 million people living in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. No proper home, no potable water, sewage or electricity access. TECHO is aiming to change that reality. Volunteers, partners, donors and families living in poverty, all working together to create system-changing solutions to end poverty and shape a future we all want to live in.
Maybe you think we’re aiming at the stars, but we believe the combination of bottom-up thinking, collaborative approach, with a massive engagement of Changemakers can create a new world without poverty. And we’re already building it, one nail at a time!
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Local TECHO teams visit the settlement for the first time to meet with the community.
Through a community roundtable with Changemakers, families and community leaders we listen to the communities and co-create projects that have a collective impact.
Volunteers and local families work together in building: homes, roads, community centers, water solutions or any other pressing infrastructure project that addresses the needs of that community.
We continue working together and empowering our community leaders in heading future improvements to keep their communities safe and progressing.
We empower citizens to influence public policies towards what matters most.
YEARS MAKING A DIFFERENCE