Housing poverty in Bolivia
- 5,400 people served in FY18
- 94 volunteers hosted in FY18
- Projects: Construction, renovation, land & women's rights, WaSH
The country suffers from stark differences in living conditions between the higher and lower incomes of the population who live in slum housing that lack the most essential facilities.
We have been working with the impoverished people in Bolivia for 28 years. We maintain the search for housing solutions that will contribute to the exercise of the Human Rights to adequate housing and reduce slum housing.
Bolivia has a population of over 10 million people and over 60% do not have access to drinking water and sewage services.
58% of Bolivian families live in slums (huts to be precise) that do not meet the minimum living conditions, lacking basic services and sanitation.
31% of homes accommodate three or more people per bedroom.
About 70% of Bolivian houses have dirt floors; these houses make families susceptible to contract diseases such as major respiratory problems and stomach pains. The most affected are children.
According to the government, the housing deficit is 250,000 houses across the country and they have set the goal to build 25,000 houses per year, which means this need will be supplied in 10 years.
But as population growth is increasing constantly, deficits will continue to exist beyond the 10 years of work planned.Read more about housing poverty in Bolivia
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