Each family is given a 400-500 square foot dignified home with 2 or 3 bedrooms, insulation, stucco and drywall. These families typically have lived in a one room shack with a dirt floor, all family members sleeping in the same bed, a hole dug in the ground for a toilet and an outdoor tub with a hose to bathe, do dishes and laundry. Their new home is 2 or 3 bedrooms with indoor plumbing and a real bathroom and kitchen! The parents and children can now sleep in separate rooms and they will be able to take a warm shower for the first time in their lives.
The difference is tremendous. They are warm and safe and dry. For the first time in their lives they can really focus on bettering themselves and their families.
In return for receiving a home, each family is asked to do 500 hours of community service and to have their children enrolled in school.