Saturday 12 June 2021

La Carpio: Sentenced To Remain a “Precario”

lacarpio-5
Bureaucracy sentences La Carpio to continue as a shantytown (precario). Photo: Mario Rojas

COSTA RICA JOURNAL – The “precario” (shantytown) known as La Carpio is an urban settlement that has become one of the areas most feared and repudiated by Costa Ricans, housing a landfill and home to some 19.000 people, more than half of them impoverished Nicaraguan immigrants.

Founded by squatters in the 1990s, some 4.700 families today call it home, despite the increasing dangerous living due to limited space. Overcrowding and poverty are part of daily life in La Carpio.

- Advertisement -

carpioCosta Rica’s Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS)  – Mixed Social Aid Institute – has estimated the monthly income of the majority of La Carpio’s families is not enough to cover the cost of basic provisions and services.

According to the 2011 national census, on average, each family consists of four members and the average is 2.5 children per household. 32% of the households in La Carpio are headed a woman; 63% of the population is between 16 and 64, 35% between zero and 14, and 2% have more than 65.

There is only one road and in one road out, accessed from La Uruca, the road west of the Hospital Mexico and the Parque Nacional de Diversiones, separated by the rest of Central Valley from two rivers.

The hope for a better way of life is overshadowed by bureaucracy. Since 2007, the IMAS has initiated a process to help families better their lives by owning their own homes. So far only 33 titles have been delivered, 48 others are approved, but not yet registered in the National Registry, while another 24 wait IMAS approval.

- Advertisement -

The slow pace has caused the Fundación Promotora de la Vivienda (Fuprovi) – Housing Promotion Foundation, responsible for developing plans and advise the community, withdraw itself from the project as of March this year.

Fuprovi states that public agencies responsible for work “have done little to advance, noted for blocking plans and to roll back what progress has been made.” Also Furpovi prohibits the IMAS to continue using their plans to complete the titling.

The state institutions involved in the “ordenance” of La Cario include: the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (Banhvi), the Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) and the Instituto Nacional de Vivienda y Urbanismo (INVU).

Source:

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady,...

MOST READ

Southwest resumes operations today at the Guanacaste Airport

QCOSTARICA - This Sunday, the Guanacaste Airport - a member of the VINCI Airports network - received the first of the daily flights from...

Tourism sector feels in crisis despite increase in international arrivals

QCOSTARICA - Despite the improvement in tourist arrivals reported in May, with more than 72,000 visitors, both the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) and...

Your cell phone can now notify you if you had contact with a positive case of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Fifteen months after the national emergency against covid-19 was declared, Costa Ricans will have a digital platform where you can be notified...

Kamala Harris begins tour in Guatemala

Q24N - Arriving in the Guatemalan capital about two hours late, after the plane in which she was traveling had to turn around due...

Quepos flooded by heavy rains (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - The residents of the Central Pacific endured heavy rains Monday afternoon, June 7, hardest hit the town of Quepos, where the streets...

Are you fully vaccinated? You can now enter Spain

Q TRAVEL - Travelers from the European Union or third countries, including Costa Rica, who have fully been vaccinated, will now be able to...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

Today’s Covid News: Contagion rate in Costa Rica remains unchanged in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last week did not change, a fact that is seen for the...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.