TECHO (teh-choh) is a youth-led non-profit organization that works in informal settlements to create a just society without poverty. Today over 200 million people live in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. No proper home, no potable water, sewage, or electricity access. Our mission is to change that reality, working to create system-changing solutions to end poverty and shape a future we all want to live in.
We work together to assess the community’s needs, develop an action plan, and provide them with the tools to improve their quality of life and transform their communities. We do this with the support of our donors, volunteers, and families, all working together for a common goal.
Local TECHO teams visit the settlement for the first time to meet with the community.
Volunteers, families and community leaders co-create projects that have a collective impact.
Volunteers and local families work together in building: homes, bathrooms, community centers, or any other infrastructure project.
We continue working together and empowering our community leaders to keep their communities safe and progressing.
We empower citizens to influence public policies towards what matters most.
It’s very simple to help TECHO make a difference. We have three paths that you can follow:
Being a Techo BFF monthly donor means you are committed to being a part of the solution and support the work we do every day. You’ll get updates on our projects, and TECHO merch. Who doesn’t love merch?
Want to travel with a purpose? TECHO Troopers is a community of hands-on families building houses and human connections. It means being there with the people you are helping, working side-by-side, and living a mind-blowing human experience.
The Empathy Pact unites brands, institutions, and organizations to bring change by providing donations or joining building trips that serve as an unforgettable bonding experience for employees.
If you have any more questions, or are interested in volunteering, send us an email! We will get back to you as soon as possible.