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CEMEX partners with government of Tamaulipas to help over 13,000 families in Mexico improve their housing

Date published: March 28, 2011

Over 13 thousand families in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas will be benefited by Centros Productivos de Autoempleo which, in partnership with the state government, will be opened in eight municipalities. The agreement was announced at a ceremony on March 25 attended by Egidio Torre, Governor of Tamaulipas and Jaime Elizondo, President of CEMEX in Mexico.


The Centros Productivos de Autoempleo (CPA) constitute a practice whereby families with income less than two minimum wages -in Mexico- can produce basic materials intended for construction or expansion of their homes. CEMEX provides the necessary machinery and consumables, while the community contributes the labor. Half of the materials produced will be purchased by the Tamaulipas Institute for Housing and Urbanism and the other half will be given to participating families as payment for their work, so that they can use them to improve their housing conditions.

The eight centers will be installed in the municipalities of Ciudad Victoria, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Ciudad Mante, Ciudad Madero, Tampico, and Altamira.

CEMEX currently operates 28 Centros Productivos de Autoempleo in seven states in Mexico and the program has benefited over 4,500 families. All together, in the past decades, CEMEX’s social responsibility programs have benefited 4.6 million people.

Over 13 thousand families in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas will be benefited

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