GK Community Infrastructure works with the residents in the building and up-keep of a beautiful and structurally-sound community that provides families a better quality of life. Brightly painted homes and other communal facilities (multipurpose centers, preschool buildings, clinics, etc.) are built through a combination of paid skilled labor and the sweat equity of GK residents.
At present, at least 4.5 million Filipinos are forced to live in danger zones, making them vulnerable to natural disasters. Homeless families are forced to live in a slum environment, exposing them to serious sanitary and health issues, high criminality rates, and other negative forces that further degrade their dignity as human beings. Given the magnitude of the problem, the GK Community Infrastructure Program (CIP) builds with excellence, scale and efficiency to help more families in need. GK CIP is the most visible and palpable physical expression of the transformation of the residents. We do this through the following:
The CIP Team ensures that each site is covered by proper legal documents for security of tenure. We also ensure that each site is cleared by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to reduce the risk and consequences of natural calamities.
GK residents provide sweat equity for the construction of homes and community facilities so that there is a sense of ownership and unity, since they work on the structures together. This also leads to sustainability, because the families build relationships with each another and take great efforts to maintain the structures that they worked hard for.
Aside from building traditional GK villages of 30-100 homes, CIP has also introduced the GK Estates – larger communities composed of at least 300 houses to achieve scale and better efficiency. CIP continuously improves systems and technologies to set national standards that are adopted by different GK sites.