HILAP: l'Humanitaire Ici Là-Bas c'est Aider et Partager (Humanitarianism Here and elsewhere is Assist and Share) (http://www.hilap.org) is the humanitarian organization of the ESTP, an engineering school located in Cachan. Each year many students go in the poorest regions of the world to help local people.
It’s been tree years that ESTP student help the people of Nicaragua through a partnership between two associations: HILAP and Esteli solidarity.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America. Almost half of its inhabitants live below the poverty line. Hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 most families were relocated in slums. It’s to help this population that ESTP student go each year to Nicaragua.
For ten weeks, two groups of twelve people take turns. The site will be divided into two sessions of five weeks during which we will build 8 decent houses helped by nicaraguan builders. These houses are for families living in slums near the village of Esteli.
The 2014 project was a success, both for the completion of the building and the human links and exchanges between the local population and "Hilapiens". This is why we take the baton this year for this ongoing trial .
In addition to material support that allows them to take a proper life, we will give them moral support by our presence, witness of the attention we pay to them.
Here are some pictures of the achievements of 2014: