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Turkey: IBC has completed the construction of houses for the 168 most disadvataged families of Duzce

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International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation (IBC) and its partners, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and D=FCzce Municipality have completed the houses provided free to 168 families whom were the victims of 1999 earthquakes. The construction of D=FCzce Beyciler Self Help Housing Project has been one of the biggest achivements in the region.
On 4th of December the houses were handed over to the beneficiaries with a ceremony. The administrative staff of IBC, Recep =DCker ( President), Muzaffer Baca (Vice-President), Ugur G=FCngor ( Project Coordinator and Member of Board of Trustees), and Aziz Civelek(Member of Board of Trustees, participated in the ceremony along with the representative of CRS Mrs Christine Tucker (Regional Director), representative of Malteser Germany Mr Sidjohan Peruvemba (International Relations Coordinator) and D=FCzce Mayor Mr Ruhi Kurnaz, governor and other officials. On 4th of December the houses were handed over to the beneficiaries with a ceremony. The administrative staff of IBC, Recep =DCker ( President),

Muzaffer Baca (Vice-President), Ugur G=FCngor ( Project Coordinator and Member of Board of Trustees), and Aziz Civelek(Member of Board of Trustees, participated in the ceremony along with the representative of CRS Mrs Christine Tucker (Regional Director), representative of Malteser Germany Mr Sidjohan Peruvemba (International Relations Coordinator) and D=FCzce Mayor Mr Ruhi Kurnaz, governor and other officials. They were shared the happiness of providing such an enormous assistance to 168 most disadvantaged families of the region.

Beyciler Self Help Housing Project has been completed in 2.5 years. Beneficiary selection process was the most difficult part of the project and completed in 6 months. In order to determine the most disadvantaged people, IBC staff made the necessary inquiries of each applicant. The next step was the construction. The constructions started in the beginning of 2003. Beneficiaries took part in every step of the constructions. Some of them watered the concrete, some gathered the nails, and some painted the walls. In a word, it was a real "social solidarity story." IBC is going to maintain its activities in order to convert dreams to reality. For further details and information about the project you can apply to (www.beycilerevleri.org) web site.