Cooking over a wood fire has always been the norm here. In the poorer areas of Peru, families live in houses made of clay walls and earthen floors. They eat, sleep and relax in one common space.
UNV programme, the French Embassy in Peru and UNDP, joined forces to strengthen the recovery project launched in 2008 with a volunteering component to formalize housing deeds, and enroll civil participation in rebuilding infrastructure.
Kevin lives in the northern part of the Cauca department in Colombia, one of the areas hit hardest by the dispute between armed groups, including the FARC and the Colombian Army.
As Haiti continues to rebuild, a project along its border with the Dominican Republic is helping replant trees and reduce vulnerability to climate change in order to improve living conditions.
Gera, a young pregnant woman living in the hills of Carrefour-Feuilles in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is much relieved that the rehabilitation of the alleyway leading to her house has been completed.
Un proyecto apoya a comunidades rurales de Nicaragua a lograr acceso a fuentes seguras de agua potable.
More than 268 young people received training in accounting and costs, marketing, pest control, handling of vegetables, business leadership and partnerships.