ANCOP International (Bermuda)

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What is an ANCOP home?

An ANCOP home is a modest 200-250 sq. ft. home with the following features:

  • Concrete flooring, paved
  • Galvanized iron roofing
  • 1 Enclosed room
  • Toilet
  • Kitchen
  • Painted with bright colors
  • Access to potable water
  • Landscaped gardens

What is the cost of an ANCOP home?

An ANCOP home costs from $3,600 which covers the basic material cost of a 200-250 sq. ft. home.  Labor cost comes from sweat equity: beneficiary and volunteer labor.  Site development cost (deep wells, pavements, sewer systems) and peripheral costs (multi-purpose halls, playgrounds) come on top of the $3,600. 

 What is an ANCOP village?

An ANCOP village is a community composed of 20 to 100 homes of poor families living in a clustered or contiguous area.

What are the criteria for ANCOP area selection?

  • Poor and marginalized area in locality
  • Land issues resolved
  •  Existence of a dedicated CFC-ANCOP caretaker team to oversee implementation of the ANCOP projects, mobilize volunteer resources, and provide feedback to donors and to ensure that values formation program is carried out
  • Willingness of the locals to set up a Kapitbahayan association

What are the criteria for ANCOP beneficiary selection?

  • Poorest of the poor (A survey is conducted to determine income, source of livelihood, family size).
  • Willingness to give sweat payback
  • Willingness to abide by the rules, and be active member, of the Kapitbahayan.
  • Willingness to go through the values formation program.

Who owns the land on which ANCOP homes are build?

For land donated to the CFC-ANCOP, usufruct agreement entered into between the foundation and beneficiaries.  As for the land donated to the CFC-ANCOP:  communal ownership by all beneficiaries.  It could also be land owned by beneficiaries amortized with the National Housing Authority (NHA) local government, or private owners.  CFC-ANCOP never build on land where people are squatting.  The Kapitbahayan has a control system that prevents selling land for a 5 year period.

How do donors know where their money goes?  What kind of feedback do they get?

Donors received a profile of the ANCOP community projects annual progress report and completion report.  Donors are encourage to visit ANCOP sites.

 

Donate a home for a poor family today. 

$3,600 one time donation or

  • $100 monthly donation for 3 years
  • $150 monthly donation for 2 years
  • $300 monthly donation for 1 year

     

 

 

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