Many Negrense Families struggle to find and acquire permanent homes of their own often settling with shanties and self-made houses. Majority of these houses are usually found in disaster-prone areas or land unfit for permanent housing, constantly threatening an individual’s health and security.
Base Bahay Foundation has partnered with Gawad Kalinga to provide 50 permanent disaster resilient bamboo homes to families living in poverty. The housing site in Barangay Cabug, Bacolod, is located near multipurpose halls and roads to provide residents with the accessibility to commute or travel to areas around the province. Moreover, residents in the surrounding vicinity are also beneficiaries of Gawad Kalinga. The disaster resilient Base Bamboo houses were turned over to Negrense families in Cabug, Bacolod. These houses are designed to provide simple, decent, gender sensitive, durable and affordable housing for families living in areas such as Barangay Cabug. With this, it provides families with a deeper sense of community and human dignity; characteristics that are ultimately essential to the improvement of one’s quality of life. The turnover was celebrated last December 4, 2017 with a Holy Mass and an awarding ceremony. This event was attended by representatives from Base Bahay, Gawad Kalinga and the provincial and municipal governments.
Houses Built: 50 houses (25 duplex units)
Beneficiary Profile: Families living in poverty with no permanent homes
Area: Cabug, Bacolod
Housing Type: Single-Storey Duplex