Habitat El Salvador and Atiquizaya mayoralty will build emergency homes for families affected by Amanda Storm
Habitat El Salvador organization together with Atiquizaya mayoralty will support 20 families of the Atiquizaya municipality, department of Ahuachapán, that were affected by Tropical Storm Amanda in the last week of May.
“As a humanitarian organization, today we signed an agreement to support families that were directly affected by the Amanda Storm. Therefore, we will build emergency homes, under the international rules of humanitarian response, that can generate certainty and minimum conditions to get ahead”, confirmed Esperanza Yanira Díaz, member of the Board of Directors of Habitat El Salvador.
“We thank God for this first step, to solve the housing needs that we have in our municipality. We thank Habitat for working together in this opportunity; we will be building 20 emergency homes, in addition to the tasks so that they have their legal part resolved.
The investment in this intervention goes up to $60 thousand USD; Habitat El Salvador will support with $20 thousand USD; and the Atiquizaya mayoralty with $40 thousand USD. The emergency homes are designed taking in count factors of the zone, complying the Sphere Standars, for the humanitarian response to disasters. This project is expected to develop in 9 weeks. Jeaqueline García Díaz, one of the benefited families expressed: “I fell happy that we are receiving help and we thank God for the support you will give us. These are good news and we thank Ana Luisa mayor, and the promoters that have visited us and Habitat El Salvador”., para la respuesta humanitaria a desastres. Se espera este proyecto se desarrolle en 9 semanas. Jeaqueline García Díaz, una de las familias beneficiarias mencionó: “Yo me siento feliz porque nos van a ayudar, y damos gracias a Dios por el apoyo que nos darán. Son buenas noticias, y agradecemos a la Alcadesa Ana Luisa, los promotores que nos han visitado, y a Hábitat El Salvador por esto”.
 The Sphere standards were initially developed by non-governmental organizations, together with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and have become an important reference tool for national and international NGOs. More information in https://spherestandards.org/es/sobre-esfera/