b'Working to overcome povertyin Latin America and the CaribbeanF ounded in 1997, TECHO is a volunteer-basedgenerate employment opportunities and promote nonprofit that designs and implementsentrepreneurship; community infrastructure initiatives that bring together young volunteersprojects such as playgrounds, libraries, and and families living in poverty to transform slumsrecreation centers; and emergency housing for into thriving communities across Latin Americavulnerable populations in slums.and the Caribbean. Since its inception, TECHO has mobilized over one million volunteers, built 115,000TECHO currently implements housing and houses, and completed projects in 634 communitiescommunity development programs in Argentina, across 19 countries. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, TECHOs initiatives focus on three main pillars:Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, youth education and leadership training to helpPanama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. PRIMARY SDG SECONDARY SDGsSDG 1: No PovertyTarget 1.3: Equal rights to ownership, basic services, technology, and economic resourcescafamerica.orgPAGE36'