Some families we meet live in caves, some under cardboard boxes, and some with termite-infested walls. When the rain pours into their houses, they can literally collapse on them causing potentially fatal conditions. By providing a new house, we provide a stable condition and lower the anxiety that comes with life-threatening conditions.
"On windy days our old house would fall over, now with our new home we no longer have to worry about the winds or storms that pass through our neighborhood."
There are costs associated with education in Mexico. Bills for school uniforms and supplies can sometimes be more than a week's worth of income for a family. By providing a new house, we help to free up resources to pay for these expenses, as well as help create a better learning environment for the kids.
"My son now has space to do homework without distractions, which I've noticed has helped him to stay focused."
With poor housing conditions, families are more susceptible to diseases from ticks, termites, weather-related illnesses, and other medical issues due to lack of proper food and sanitation. By providing a new house, families can use their resources for clean water, more nutritious food, to pay off medical bills, and to avoid extreme weather.
"My son lost movement in his legs due to a tick infestation in the room we were staying in. Now after receiving a new home, we can get treatment for his condition."
It is difficult to see the end of a long road when no one is there to walk with you. Imagine living in a state of constant turmoil and feeling stuck, and then meeting a group who wants to walk alongside you and remind you that you are not alone, that you are loved.
"Thank you for the rooms you built with love and helping me build a legacy for my daughter."