Ashoka Fellow
Mexico
Fellow Since 2010
    This description of Francesco Piazzesi's work was prepared when Francesco Piazzesi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
    Introduction
    Drawing upon years of experience in the housing industry, Francesco Piazzesi Tommasi is addressing the lack of decent housing for Mexicans at the bottom of the pyramid through Échale a tu casa! This auto-construction model is focused on community-based financing and construction of safe, ecologically friendly, and adequate homes, in order to offer both dignity and (re-sale) value to low-income homeowners.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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