Recupera Chile is focusing on developing local projects using traditional methods and materials such as adobe, piedra laja and others so new projects developed in the communities have a link with their past and common stories.
Recupera Chile is providing technical and analytical capacity building for local entrepreneurs and creating municipal level economic recovery/development plans. For a project to be sustainable, the community must lead and manage it. Our goal is to provide community members with the capacities needed so that they can work with local authorities and leaders to develop a coherent plan toward common goals for community recovery and betterment.
Recupera Chile aims to strengthen the communities’ resilience, to test and support childhood education and mental health and to help define unique social needs and structures that these communities may face or need.
Recupera Chile cultivates traditional artisan networks to help communities recover their identities while build up and support local cultural institutions. Recupera Chile puts local traditions, common history, culture and community’s vision in a crucial place and therefore is developing projects with the community to reinforce these institutions and networks and help them find a sustainable way to keep cultivating their work.
RECUPERA CHILE seeks to improve living conditions, well-being and productivity in coastal communities that were devastated in 2010 by the earthquake and tsunamis. Recupera Chile focuses on 4 dimensions of the recovery process: built, economic, social and cultural/heritage.