Thousands of people have places to call home.
A home means safety and dignity. Working in partnership with national and local governments, we’ve helped thousands of people acquire safe housing. We work in-country to enlist the support of municipalities that provide access to electricity, water, and sewer services, and enlist our volunteers to construct these homes while on service trips.
We build homes in Guatemala and Nicaragua. This is where garbage dump community populations are the largest and the need the greatest.
A house means stability, hope, self-respect, safety, better hygiene, security, and more privacy. Free from the contagion of dump living, families enjoy healthier, happier lives. Children living in houses built by International Samaritan perform better at school. Knowing their kids are safe at home, parents can work longer, allowing household incomes to rise 12-15%. Families are also able to safely keep what they collect from the dump and sell these items when necessary.