Impact Study

Los Coipos, Chile

Executive Summary

The present study results is a qualitative research on of one of the projects conducted by Voluntary Horizons (VH) in Chile after the 2010 earthquake in the sector of Los Coipos throughout 2010-2011. The person in charge of the study was Ameriga Giannone, MSc in Anthropology and Development from the London School of Economics. Voluntary Horizons brought four different groups of volunteers to this community to help reconstruct the Community Center which was severely damage during the earthquake. The objective of the study was to know if the VH project had had a positive or negative impact on the community. Furthermore, it contains a needs evaluation; and recommendations for future development projects as deemed beneficial by the habitants of Los Coipos and the neighboring village of Barba Rubia.

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