Making a Difference for the Working Poor in Magagua, Nicaragua

GHF’s initial project was in Managua, Nicaragua where new homes were funded and built by contributions from the real estate industry and members of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation.

In 2015, in partnership with the United Nations and in alliance with the Grupo Shahani, GHF completed homes for the working poor. This pilot project tested and successfully addressed three of the UN Habitat Directives (Initiatives):

  • Creation of a public/private partnership in building homes
  • Empowering women
  • Creating workforce housing

One other unique element was that all families who received workforce housing had a family member with a disability.