Joining Forces to Finance the Road to a Home in El Salvador
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
More than two-thirds of BOP Salvadorian homeowners lack access to financing to finish construction, make repairs, connect to basic services, or formalize their tenure. Many live in unhealthy and unsafe structures with dirt floors and make-shift roofs and walls, and without electricity, running water, or indoor toilets. Since 1992, the Asociación HPH El Salvador (HPHES), a private, non-profit organization, has provided housing solutions to base of the pyramid (BOP) families in El Salvador. An affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in El Salvador, HPHES provides financing and technical assistance for housing construction and repairs. It has eight offices in the country and currently serves 9,329 low-income Salvadorian families.