We About us

We are a private development organization, built in Costa Rica in June 1987, with the objective of supporting lower income families to solve their housing and community development needs.

For more than 30 years of work we have developed housing projects, under the Habitat Social Production approach, promoting the active participation of people and families involved in its design, management, construction and consolidation as an organized and sustainable neighborhood.




OUR PURPOSE


“Promote the improvement of the quality of life of the population with lower incomes through participatory processes for the development of sustainable habitats”



METHODOLOGY


The Housing Promotion Foundation (FUPROVI) is a private development organization, which works under the concept of Self-production of Housing; a work process in which families participate actively, consciously and in solidarity in the management and execution of housing projects.

For which the institution offers technical advice, training, administrative and financial support; before, during and after the construction of the houses.

From the Community Development Area of ​​FUPROVI, we work directly with the communities from a Social Production Habitat and Housing (PSHV) approach, which implies the active participation of people in the constitution of their new habitat.

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Our history


“During the last 30 years we have carried out more than 30 investigations and publications. We have developed more than 70 educational materials published to support participatory work with families. We have been hired to perform 6 international consultancies. We have been awarded more than 24 national and international awards and recognitions. We signed more than 27 national and international agreements and participated as members of 8 institutions and organizations at national and international level. Some of our milestones ”


1987
1987-1991
1992-1996
1997-2001
2002-2006
2007-2011
2012-2018

We were born in 1987 with the mission of contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of the lower income sectors, through the management and development of housing projects and community strengthening for low-income groups.

From that moment, the Social Production of Habitat was our main work methodology, and with it we facilitated housing for thousands of families. Then we evolved to develop an agile, reliable and effective operation, with which families went on to make a Voluntary Participation Plan.

1988 Signing of the Cooperation Agreement and support for the Special Housing Project for precarious settlements 1988-1990 between the Government of Sweden and the Government of Costa Rica.

1990 Signing of the Cooperation and Support Agreement for the Development of a Social Housing Project in Costa Rica between the governments of Sweden and Costa Rica.

From 1991 to 1998, FUPROVI, was coordinator for the subregion of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Institutional Strengthening Program and training for Non-Government Organization (FICONG) supported by the World Bank, ASDI of Sweden, the Government of the Netherlands and Japan, with the advice of CEPAL.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Tiribí (San Felipe de Alajuelita, 275 benefited families) and Barrio Corazón de Jesús (San José, 24 benefited families)

7 publications were made during these five years period.

From 1993 to 1999, the Informal Productive Sector Program was developed. This offered services to 1000 families through individual loans, solidarity loans, credits for microenterprises and temporary loans.

1998 Signing of the Specific Agreement between the Government of Costa Rica and the Government of Sweden to support the Third Phase of a Social Housing Program through FUPROVI.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Aguacaliente (Cartago, 53 benefited families), Las Luisas (Granadilla de Curridabat, 121 benefited families) y Quircot (San Nicolás de Cartago, 96 benefited families).

Since 1997, hired by the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (ASDI), to conduct a consultancy to the Municipality of Port Elizabeth, in South Africa, for the PELIP Program (Port Elizabeth Low Income Program).

1998 Hired by the United Nations to formulate a Special Family Relocation Program in shelters for the tragedy of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras.

1999 Consulting Services for a Capacity Study of a Non-Governmental Organization “Home and Development”, Guatemala.

Development of the Environmental Management Pilot Plan: with garbage collectors from Barrio Cristo Rey.

From 2000 to 2004, it developed as Coordinator for the Central America, Mexico and Caribbean subregion for the Fortal Program (Program for Strengthening Alliances for Latin America), supported by the Inter-American Development Bank, Novic and ASDI of Sweden.

2002 Signature of the Cooperation Agreement between the Housing Development Foundation and the Swedish Cooperative Center, within the scope of the SCC cooperation program with Costa Rica and the Project Building Social Citizenship and Community Identity, executed by FUPROVI.

2002 Signing of the agreement between FUPROVI and the Housing Development Management of the University of Lund to carry out the International Course on Self-construction. FUPROVI provides the organization and administration.

From 2002 to 2007, FUPROVI acted as a counterpart to the Housing Development Management of the University of Sweden to annually conduct an international course in Costa Rica on assisted self-construction.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Lomas de Parrita (Quepos, 385 benefited families), Aquitaba (Quircot de Cartago, 97 benefited families) and Miraflores (Horquetas de Sarapiquí, 72 benefited families). 6 publications

2007 Agreements with IMAS, INVU and INA for work in consolidated informal settlements.

2009 Partnership Agreement Ticos y Nicas Association We are Brothers and Housing Promotion Foundation.

2000 Cooperation Agreement with the Incaista Community that work at the INCAE and Housing Promotion Foundation.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Nazareth (Siquirres de Limón, 84 benefited families), Pradera Silvestre (Heredia, 124 benefited families) y Dulce Nombre de Jesús (San Francisco de Heredia, 167 benefited families) 13 publications

2012 Collaborative Agreement between Grupo Mutual and the Housing Promotion Foundation for the development of settlement improvement projects in precarious conditions.

2014 Co-operation Agreement between the Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements of the Republic of Costa Rica, Housing Promotion Foundation, Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica, Costa Rican accreditation body and International Finance Corporation.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Las Anas (Los Guido de Desamparados, 198 benefited families), La Esperanza (Purral de Goicoechea, 64 benefited families) and La Colina de Noche Buena (Turrialba, 88 benefited families). 8 publications till the date.

1987

We were born in 1987 with the mission of contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of the lower income sectors, through the management and development of housing projects and community strengthening for low-income groups.

From that moment, the Social Production of Habitat was our main work methodology, and with it we facilitated housing for thousands of families. Then we evolved to develop an agile, reliable and effective operation, with which families went on to make a Voluntary Participation Plan.

1987-1991

1988 Signing of the Cooperation Agreement and support for the Special Housing Project for precarious settlements 1988-1990 between the Government of Sweden and the Government of Costa Rica.

1990 Signing of the Cooperation and Support Agreement for the Development of a Social Housing Project in Costa Rica between the governments of Sweden and Costa Rica.

From 1991 to 1998, FUPROVI, was coordinator for the subregion of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Institutional Strengthening Program and training for Non-Government Organization (FICONG) supported by the World Bank, ASDI of Sweden, the Government of the Netherlands and Japan, with the advice of CEPAL.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Tiribí (San Felipe de Alajuelita, 275 benefited families) and Barrio Corazón de Jesús (San José, 24 benefited families)

1992-1996

7 publications were made during these five years period.

From 1993 to 1999, the Informal Productive Sector Program was developed. This offered services to 1000 families through individual loans, solidarity loans, credits for microenterprises and temporary loans.

1998 Signing of the Specific Agreement between the Government of Costa Rica and the Government of Sweden to support the Third Phase of a Social Housing Program through FUPROVI.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Aguacaliente (Cartago, 53 benefited families), Las Luisas (Granadilla de Curridabat, 121 benefited families) y Quircot (San Nicolás de Cartago, 96 benefited families).

1997-2001

Since 1997, hired by the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (ASDI), to conduct a consultancy to the Municipality of Port Elizabeth, in South Africa, for the PELIP Program (Port Elizabeth Low Income Program).

1998 Hired by the United Nations to formulate a Special Family Relocation Program in shelters for the tragedy of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras.

1999 Consulting Services for a Capacity Study of a Non-Governmental Organization “Home and Development”, Guatemala.

Development of the Environmental Management Pilot Plan: with garbage collectors from Barrio Cristo Rey.

From 2000 to 2004, it developed as Coordinator for the Central America, Mexico and Caribbean subregion for the Fortal Program (Program for Strengthening Alliances for Latin America), supported by the Inter-American Development Bank, Novic and ASDI of Sweden.

2002-2006

2002 Signature of the Cooperation Agreement between the Housing Development Foundation and the Swedish Cooperative Center, within the scope of the SCC cooperation program with Costa Rica and the Project Building Social Citizenship and Community Identity, executed by FUPROVI.

2002 Signing of the agreement between FUPROVI and the Housing Development Management of the University of Lund to carry out the International Course on Self-construction. FUPROVI provides the organization and administration.

From 2002 to 2007, FUPROVI acted as a counterpart to the Housing Development Management of the University of Sweden to annually conduct an international course in Costa Rica on assisted self-construction.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Lomas de Parrita (Quepos, 385 benefited families), Aquitaba (Quircot de Cartago, 97 benefited families) and Miraflores (Horquetas de Sarapiquí, 72 benefited families). 6 publications

2007-2011

2007 Agreements with IMAS, INVU and INA for work in consolidated informal settlements.

2009 Partnership Agreement Ticos y Nicas Association We are Brothers and Housing Promotion Foundation.

2000 Cooperation Agreement with the Incaista Community that work at the INCAE and Housing Promotion Foundation.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Nazareth (Siquirres de Limón, 84 benefited families), Pradera Silvestre (Heredia, 124 benefited families) y Dulce Nombre de Jesús (San Francisco de Heredia, 167 benefited families) 13 publications

2012-2018

2012 Collaborative Agreement between Grupo Mutual and the Housing Promotion Foundation for the development of settlement improvement projects in precarious conditions.

2014 Co-operation Agreement between the Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements of the Republic of Costa Rica, Housing Promotion Foundation, Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica, Costa Rican accreditation body and International Finance Corporation.

Most significant projects during these five years period: Las Anas (Los Guido de Desamparados, 198 benefited families), La Esperanza (Purral de Goicoechea, 64 benefited families) and La Colina de Noche Buena (Turrialba, 88 benefited families). 8 publications till the date.



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ASI TRABAJAMOS


The FUPROVI Directorate is composed of the following bodies:

General Assembly, Administrative Board, General Management, Administrative Financial Management and Development and Commercial Management.

Integration of the administrative board:

The Administrative Board of FUPROVI is composed of five managing members, three freely appointed within the General Assembly and two appointed directors; one by the Executive Power and another by the Municipality of Moravia. The directors appointed by the Assembly, in addition to their obligations as Associates, must actively participate in the functions of the position they occupy within the Administrative Board.


Administrative Board for the


  • Olman Rojas
    President
  • Montserrat Solano
    Vice President
  • Álvaro Mendieta
    Secretary
  • Manuel Aguilar
    Vocal