In 2020, Category 5 hurricanes Eta and Iota struck Central America, leaving many Hondurans’ houses damaged or destroyed. Partners Build Change and the Honduran Red Cross are working to support families living in flood zones and build resilient second stories for their homes. This partnership combines the trusting relationships between the communities and the Honduran Red Cross with the technical and advisory expertise of Build Change.
The program increases housing resilience to flooding by adding a safe second-story living unit. This will not only provide shelter and protection during the increasingly harsh storms and floods that affect the area, but will also improve the quality of life for families, offering them more living space, increased comfort and a greater home value.
Since the program began in 2021: