CAEMBA Casitas Emergentes de Bambú was born after the earthquake that struck the Ecuadorian coast in April 2016. That day, Manuel Pallares and Cristina Latorre, founding members of Fundación Raiz, decided to help those affected by the earthquake through the construction of progressive bamboo shelters. The goal was to provide a decent, safe and immediate space for families who had lost their homes in the earthquake, but could also be improved for medium and long-term use.
On the way CAEMBA developed bamboo models for classrooms, community centers and child care centers. The constructions have been based on emergency architecture and focused on the needs of vulnerable groups affected by the earthquake.
Since the earthquake, CAEMBA has completed 523 buildings including 315 progressive shelters, 27 classrooms, 168 complete bamboo houses, 8 child care centers, 4 community centers and 1 church.
Catalogue 2018 (PDF)
If you want to contribute to help communities affected by the earthquake can make your donation through Gofundme or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org