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.