Construction of houses

Thousands of families living in IDP camps hope to return to their homes.

Most houses in towns once under ISIS control have been destroyed and cannot be rebuilt. In many regions there are still buildings mined with improvised explosive devices. Some of those that have been spared are ready to collapse. Reconstruction takes a lot of time. The economic crisis caused by the war is making it more difficult. Nevertheless, families that were forced to flee terrorists want to go back to their villages and towns. It is possible to help them. New houses can be built for them at little cost.

In June 2018 we took the first step.

We assessed the costs of building materials, while the first small house of 40m2 was designed by a local civil engineer. Despite being a refugee himself, he did that for free and supervised the construction process as well. All the necessary building materials were purchased locally. We hired local builders, providing them with an opportunity to earn a salary. The new owners of the house were ready to move in exactly 15 days after the funds for construction were collected. The entire project cost 12,000 PLN (about 3,000 USD), which was the cost of allowing that family to return to their hometown and start a new life.

We would like to build dozens of similar houses.

Our dream is to initiate the transferring of families living in camps to their villages and hometowns. However, it requires coordinated action from many institutions. Our project proves it is doable and can serve as a road map for similar undertakings.

We would like to build dozens of similar houses.

Our dream is to initiate the transferring of families living in camps to their villages and hometowns. However, it requires coordinated action from many institutions. Our project proves it is doable and can serve as a road map for similar undertakings.

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