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Francesco Piazzesi from Mexico builds sustainable homes for the poor

The initiative "Echale a tu casa" (Build Your House) has already built more than 26,000 homes in Mexico. The homes are for the poorest of poor.

Francesco Piazessi (Bild: DW-TV)

Francesco Piazzesi and his team work mainly in rural and structurally underdeveloped regions, erecting homes for those who would otherwise live in the simplest metal or wooden huts. The houses are financed in cooperation with local communities and using microcredits. A house costs about 7,500 Euros. Sustainability is a priority for Francesco Piazzesi. The homes come with solar and rainwater collection systems.

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