For most people, that word conjures up feelings of safety and peace.
But for 2 million Nicaraguans, “home” is just a dream that continues to elude them.
Tens of thousands of mothers are raising their children in and around the garbage dumps of Nicaragua right now.
During the day, they sift through tons of garbage, searching for food to serve their children, clothes, and maybe something they can clean up and sell.
At night, the cover their children with dirty blankets on a dirt floor. They shelter them from tropical rains with cardboard, discarded plastic tarps, and (if they are lucky) scrap metal or wood. They don’t sleep much, because they have to keep the roaches, snakes, and jungle animals away.
Where are the husbands? Gone. Dead or disappeared. Some are deadbeats, and others were killed by government police.
Humans don’t let other humans live like this.
We need to take action because it is the right thing to do. It could have been you. It could have been your children.
We have built over 1,700 homes in Nicaragua alone. Each concrete-block house costs $5,200, and includes things we take for granted, like indoor toilets, a studio-size kitchen, and a locking door.
Your gift of any amount right now ensures that a mom in Nicaragua will have a safe place to raise her children soon.
When we started our first project, building 1,000 homes to care for the poorest of the world’s poor in Nicaragua, we didn’t know how we would do it, or if anyone would even want to help. But thanks to people like you from all over the world, we not only built those 1,000 permanent, concrete-block homes with indoor plumbing, we also provided sustainable gardens, chicken coops, and community centers where residents can learn a trade or other marketable skills.
That project was a dream come true, but there are still thousands of families living in the dump. These families live in such poverty they can barely meet their basic needs for food, have little access to safe, clean drinking water and are in desperate need of safe housing. Your gift will keep them safe and give them a foundation to build upon for generations to come.