The Ground Beneath Us
Changed Foundation = Changed Life!
I don’t usually find myself thinking about the flooring in my home. I wake up and step onto carpet. I move throughout the house stepping on hard wood, tile and linoleum. I don’t often think about how the ground beneath my feet affects my life. But the floor of a home does matter.
For families living in homes with dirt floors the ground beneath them contributes to an increased risk of disease, impaired cognitive development in children, an increased risk of infant mortality and decreased mental health.
We work to change this!
This summer we will travel back to the Dominican Republic to partner with families in need to build homes that improve quality of life, restore dignity and elevate the lives of the homeowners.
Something as simple as replacing a dirt floor with concrete can make a positive impact!
According to a World Bank study, covering dirt floors with concrete leads to a 78% reduction in parasitic infestations, 49% reduction in diarrhea, 81% reduction in anemia and a 36% to 96% improvement in cognitive development in children.
In a world where over 1600 children die each day from diarrhea related causes we know that better housing, clean water, and health and hygiene programs can put children and families on a path to success. You can be a part of this world changing work!