Searching for a home. Proyecto finalista Premio REVELA 2014

Searching for an home
de Tommaso Rada
con Habitat for humanity Portugal
en Braga, Portugal

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El proyecto

the 30% of Portuguese population is considered poor, these families don’t have proper home conditions. House from Humanity Portugal helps to get proper habitation condition building a new house.

Los protagonistas

Habitat for Humanity Portugal is a nonprofit, Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing in Portugal and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat houses are then sold to partner families at no profit. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments go into a Revolving Fund that is used to build or renovate still more Habitat houses.

El proyecto

The project consists in renovating a house in order to provide one family to improve their living conditions. This will be done with the selected family and the volunteers that will help to built

Habitat for Humanity Portugal operates in the northern region of Portugal (Braga and Amarante). Habitat Portugal works in partnership with local municipalities and other organizations.

Objetivos y resultados

The aim is to improve the living quality of one family by solving their housing problem.
The expected result is to finish the renovation of one house.

La entidad gestora

Habitat for Humanity Portugal is a nonprofit, Christian organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing in Portugal and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action worldwide.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat houses are then sold to partner families at no profit. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments go into a Revolving Fund that is used to build or renovate still more Habitat houses. Habitat for Humanity Portugal was founded in 1996 and since then it has served 60 families in Portugal.
The objective of Habitat Portugal is to eradicate poverty housing in the country and to raise awareness to the problem of substandard housing.

El autor

Tommaso Rada is an Italian photographer currently living in the north of Portugal, in Braga. From 2010 he is represented by the portuguese agency 4SeePhoto. His works has been published in several magazines and newspapers such as Financial Time, Der Spiegel, Monocle, Popoli, Popoli e Missioni, Private online edition, Expresso, Helsingin Sanomat, Courrier International, Le Pelerin and Forbes Brazil. He collaborated with Unicef Mozambique, Comunità di Sant’Egidio and Habitat for Humanity Portugal.
In 2012 he won the First Prize of the Environmental category of the Estação Imagem Contest, the most important Photojournalism Portuguese Contest, with his reportage The Last Forest on deforestation in Mozambique. In 2013 he was finalist in the AddRetouch Documentary Photography Contest and he was selected for the Encontros de Imagens – Emerging photographers prize.

 

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