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BCR Invests in Houses for Indigenous Families

March 6, 2009

The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) will invest more than ¢1.4 billion ($2.5 million) to help build homes for more than 300 indigenous families in the southern Caribbean region of Talamanca.

The money will be use for the remodeling and building of homes for about 317 families with limited resources.

BCR will work with the Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda in providing the housing bonds for these families. Homes that have already been built include two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom.

In addition, the homes, built in wood, are dispersed throughout the forest in the towns of Rey Curré and Cabraga and require the use of a GPS system and the help of indigenous guides in order to find their exact location.

Bonds for the construction of an additional 96 homes are currently being processed by BCR. BCR officials say they hope to finalize the paperwork for these homes in the following months.

 

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