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Youth building a Latin America without poverty

We are a non-profit organization run by university students and young professionals that through the construction of transitional houses, works with

families in extreme poverty in a social inclusion process that will allow them to develop as a sustainable community

Centro Poblado “Las Yeseras” Pisco,Perú

Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica

Latin American NGO (Non Governmental Organization)

Ecuador El Salvador

Founded in Chile in 1997 Created and led by university students and young professionals

Guatemala Haiti Mexico

International expansion began in 2001 after the earthquakes in Peru and El Salvador Present in 16 countries in Latin America

Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Dominican Republic Uruguay

Barrio Maquinista Savio Buenos Aires, Argentina

200 million people (38%) in poverty in Latin America


80 million (15%) in extreme poverty < $1 dollar a day

Slums 8 or more families illegally occupying land and lacking at least one of the three basic services: water, electricity or sewage Favela Chacrinha, San Pablo, Brazil

Our plan

Transitional Houses

Social Inclusion Programs

Sustainable Communities


PHASE I: Transitional Houses

2 days of construction 8 to 10 volunteers per house UTPMP forms bonds of trust with the community Youth volunteers experience the harsh reality of poverty

20 feet long by 10 feet wide

Families pay 10%* of the total cost of the house. Average Cost per house = US $1,500. *Adjusted for cost of living in each country Campamento Transitorio Lo Espejo Santiago, Chile

Community Organizing Core process Grassroots Creating Community

From informality to organized

PHASE II: Social Inclusion Programs

Formal elected leaders Community respect and approval

Campamento Ribera Sur Buin, Chile

Formal periodic meetings where the elected representatives diagnose their needs, examine their problems, determine priorities, brainstorm solutions and develop concrete goals and methods to achieve them

Road Map

Timelines and priorities Civic education The value of citizenship

Programs Reduce the familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; VULNERABILITY and EXCLUSION with programs designed to EMPOWER. Provide opportunities for people to take charge of their own development

Education Health Programs PHASE II: Social Inclusion Programs

Cultural & Recreational Activities Economic Development & Micro-credit Programs

Legal Aid Campamento Los Paltos Santiago, Chile

Neighborhoods Currently this Third Phase has only been developed in Chile Technical Area: Architects, Engineers


PHASE III: Sustainable Communities

UTPMP: Social housing development organization


Judicial and Operations Area

Localization New Technical Standards Public Spaces

Housing Subsidy US$ 15,000 + Localization Subsidy US$ 8,000


Family Savings: US$ 800


Other Resources

753 ft2 Partnerships

Barrio Definitivo Lo Espejo I Santiago, Chile

Haiti Earthquake 2010 Action Plan



Chile Earthquake 2010 Action Plan



Our Strengths

200,000 Youth volunteers committed to transforming the reality of poverty.

44,000 Transitional houses in 16 countries in Latin America Barrio Nueva Esperanza Maldonado, Uruguay

Our Strengths CAPACITY to involve all sectors

INNOVATION in our programs born from mutual collaboration with slum dwellers

EMPOWERMENT Families become the protagonists of their own development

SUSTAINABLE outcome where families take on the challenge of improving their quality of life

POSITIONING social issues positively in the media

Achievements 25,000 youth volunteers committed every year 5,000 permanent volunteers in Social Inclusion Programs (Phase II) Over 300 Community Meetings working

16,000 families benefited from Social Inclusion Programs Working with 100 universities around all Latin America

1,500 permanent brick and mortar houses 8,500 permanent brick and mortar houses in process

Global support Working with the Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) Developing an impact research study led by Paul Gertler Projects with the United Nations - United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) Audited in 15 countries by Deloitte

Awards 2009: “UN Habitat Scroll of Honor Award”, for the contribution to the development of sustainable communities in Latin America.

2009: “Best practices in youth policies and programs for Latin America and the Caribbean”.

2007: Ranking "Business Guide to Partnering with NGO´s and the UN" created by Global Compact, Dalberg y el Financial Times.

2005: “Social Entrepreneur” Award by Schwab Foundation.

2010 Goals


Favela Hatsuta San Pablo, Brazil

FOLLOWED BY THE SOCIAL INCLUSION MODEL Education, Health, Legal Aid, Basic Skills and Economic Development


2010 Budget US $20 million Operational Costs 90% 80% Construction 20% Social Development

Administrative Costs 10% Audited by

Comunidad La Cuchilla San Salvador, El Salvador

PEPSI With USD $250.000: What? 170 transitional houses Who? 630 volunteers

For whom? 170 families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; around 850 people Where? 5 most affected regions (Valparaiso, Region Metropolitana, Libertador Bernardo Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Higgings, Maule, Bio-Bio)

We will make the difference We are prepared

If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,

to be in charge

who will?

We have the energy to

If not now,

make a change


Asentamiento Humano Las Yeseras Pisco, PerĂş


a Latin America


without poverty

Institutional Presentation  

Un Techo para mi País