Hábitat para la Mujer Comunidad María Auxiliadora in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Hábitat Para La Mujer Comunidad María Auxiliadora (Habitat for the Woman Project in the Maria Auxiliadora Community), located in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is a community of collectively owned properties whose residents work together to build their community and create an atmosphere that supports women as leaders. With APA, the community will focus on three objectives: strengthen and promote collective property rights; develop women's leadership skills; and build a school for women's leadership. The three activities complement the community's efforts to create a formal, well-planned community that organizes the community and respects the environment by optimizing communal open space and using affordable green construction.
The Bolivian NGO has developed a sustainable model of self-management for their community that consists of strengthening social capital, collective rights of physical structures, and promotion of women's leadership roles in the community. The community-focused project will have the potential for widespread positive benefits within Bolivia as it will provide basic necessities to residents, and create opportunities for community members, and provide the possibility to build a house and community for those in need.