POSITIVE IMPACTS OF HOUSING A FAMILY
- In Latin America, households need 5.4 times their annual income to buy a house – Source: AHS
- 50-75% of family dwellings are owner-built – Source: JCHS Harvard University
- 30% of all dwellings are made with rubbish – Source: INEGI
Debt-free home helps leverage families out of poverty. Funds are not going to treat sick children and keep them warm, instead they can purchase resources for school and other necessities.
- A child without a home is 3 times more likely not to attend school – Source: endhomelessness.org
- A child’s poor educational experiences limit future productivity and career prospects – Source: endhomelessness.org
Stable environment encourages learning and is more likely to have a child that will attend and stay in school.
- 2.5% of children under one die of exposure – Source: La Cronica Mexicali
- Homeless children are 2 times as likely to suffer from asthma, ear infections, stomach and speech problems – Source: nationalhomeless.org
- Moving from dirt to a concrete floor reduces reoccurring diarrhea by 43% – Source: nationalhomeless.org
Reduces incidence of sickness due to dirt floors and exposure improves overall quality of life.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL IMPACT
- Children without adequate shelter suffer more from mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and withdrawal –Source: nationalhomelessness.org
- Children are twice as likely to experience persistent chronic hunger and four times as likely to experience delayed development when homeless - Source: nationalhomelessness.org
Stabilizes emotional well-being, home life and marriage, as basic issues of survival are eliminated.
- Families struggling to keep their children safe and dry each night feel trapped. They find it difficult to see beyond their situation.
Practical demonstration of God’s love for them inspires a response to want to give back.