Francesco Piazzesi (Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Latin America, 2011) and Echale a Tu Casa help people in the poorest communities of Mexico become home-owners. Echale trains individuals in construction skills and helps create community-owned micro construction industries. In addition, Echale facilitates financially sound households by offering financial literacy classes, creating a community savings and loans facility, and partnering with the government to extend families’ mortgages. Nearly 26,000 homes have been built through Echale. In addition, the micro-construction industries of Echale have generated 130,000 jobs and USD 65 million of income. ver video