Did you know that Habitat Guatemala’s basic house is a four-room, steel-reinforced concrete structure measuring approximately 50 square meters (about 538 square feet)? Partner families choose from eight different home designs, all with strong metal roofs and concrete floors. Did you also know that partner families are generally required to repay their loan within a term of eight to ten years? It's true!
Another interesting fact is that for families unable to build a complete house, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala offers a progressive housing option: smaller, two-room houses, also built of steel-reinforced concrete. When the family has repaid half of the original loan, they have the option of expanding the house, which is great for a growing family.
Improvements to the homes are also allowed. Improvements may include a new concrete floor, a reinforced wall, the replacement of a leaky roof, smokeless stoves and others. Habitat Guatemala also builds home additions to help large families who are living in small spaces to improve their health and quality of life.
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