Edition 30 - April 2008

Bicycles.....and mortgages?

Bicicletas... ¿e hipotecas?A combination of bicycles and mortgages? Yes, they do have something in common. These are the focuses of a social enterprise in Nicaragua that seeks to satisfy some of the basic needs of people, housing and transport.

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Practical workshop about construction with raw earth in Nicaragua

Taller práctico en Nicaragua sobre construcción con tierra crudaThe third Sunday of February was different for the ten masonry apprentices from the educational project in Diriamba, Nicaragua. Full of expectations they traveled to a community of Jinotega in the north of the country, with the objective to learn about construction techniques with raw earth and interchange with the local people. After enjoying the beautiful sight of the mountains along the winding northern highway, they arrived in Jinotega to be welcomed by Mateu and Andres, two earth lovers from Spain who want to share their experience, especially with the “Cob” system (construction with raw earth).

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Peter Dunckley
South African, English, Afrikaans
Housing delivery services, project proposals, budgeting


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Otji toilet - In english, spanish subtitles
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