President Enrique Peña Nieto conducted a tour of the municipality of Juchitán, in the state of Oaxaca, to supervise the delivery of cards to support the reconstruction of homes affected by the earthquakes last September.

He gave out cards with funds for reconstruction for the families affected.

“In November, the delivery of funds will be speeded up and an advance payment will be made to the families affected”. EPN

As a result, in November the families affected who received bank cards into which funds will be deposited for reconstruction in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and in other states that reported damage from the earthquake, will be able to have a total of 50,000 pesos for the purchase of building materials, to expedite the process of rebuilding their homes.

Juchitán was the most severely damaged of the 41 municipalities affected in the Isthmus of Oaxaca, where just over 1,500 of the 7,400 houses that were damaged beyond repair have already been demolished.

  • Almost one out of every four houses affected by earthquakes in the state of Oaxaca is located in Juchitán.
  • Nearly 25,000 houses were damaged beyond repair in the entire state of Oaxaca, and of these, nearly half have already been demolished.

“We have moved more slowly here, due to the difficulty of demolishing houses and removing the debris”: EPN

  • It has been calculated that 120,000 pesos in assistance will enable those whose homes were damaged beyond repair they can build a house in optimal conditions, with two bedrooms, and a living room, dining room and bathroom.
  • Those who had bigger homes which were affected will be elegible for a loan of up to 100 thousand pesos with a very soft rate of 7 percent.

Rebuilding schools

Over a thousand schools were affected in Oaxaca. In order tó prevent children and young people from missing a school year, the construction of new classrooms where schools that were either partially damaged or totally demolished will begin as soon as possible.

While this goal is achieved, “We are also adapting temporary spaces for children to return to classes as soon as possible”.

"We are expediting this process so that all the children in Oaxaca will be back at school in November. This is the government’s commitment and great challenge”: EPN