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ETP Housing Program

Based on its long-term experience with housing projects in Roma communities, ETP Slovakia is setting up a micro-loan fund. Loans from this fund will enable families to build their own low-cost brick homes, on land they own. We have long-standing relationships with selected families in Rankovce, Šimonovce and Moldava nad Bodvou. These families are committed to radically improve their living conditions. Such a house will provide running water, a toilet, a bed for each family member and a study desk for children’s homework.

Your donation will support the micro-loan fund from which the first ten families will already be able to build houses this year.  Repayment of the loans during the following years will ensure long term sustainability of the program and will enable many other families to participate in the program.  Thus your donation will help repeatedly – and for years.

Your donation, which will become part of the loan to selected families, will be used to purchase construction material and tools. The future house owners will:

– build the houses themselves,

–  repay their home loans within 8 years.

ETP Slovakia will support their effort by:

– long-term social work with families,  integrating them into educational activities in our community centres

– helping with administrative and formal matters (purchasing the land, legal compliance)

– providing professional construction supervision and training on a construction site

More information on the program

Video footage from pilot project of building four houses in Moldava nad Bodvou, 2011.

The VUB Bank Foundation has chosen our project for support and will match any donation you make.

                                  Thank you.

Testimonials

  • Jackie Jaramillo Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Colorado Springs, Colorado AreaProgram Development

    You and your staff at ETP Slovakia have done marvelous work over the years. I admire your commitment, courage and compassion. Future generations of Roma will have a better quality of life because of your work. Congratulations!
  • Noelle Dominique Rodriguez Dramatic Adventure Theatre

    They are incredibly amazing!! They do so much good for the kids especially. With more funding I think they can rise to new heights!!! 29. july 2015
  • Janice Amaya Actress

    We are missing Stara Lubovna today and every day - we can never forget all our beautiful friends :) Say hello to the kids from all of us at Dramatic Adventure Theatre!!!

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