TECHO is a youth led non-profit organization present in 19 countries in Latin America & the Caribbean that seeks to overcome poverty in slums.
TECHO pursues three strategic objectives:
(1) The promotion of community development in slums, through a process of community strengthening that promotes representative & validated leadership, drives the organization and participation of people living in slums to generate solutions of their own problems.
(2) Fostering social awareness and action, with special emphasis on generating critical and determined volunteers working next to the families living in slums while involving different actors of society.
(3) Political advocacy that promotes necessary structural changes to ensure that poverty does not continue reproducing.