10″×15″ Mixed Media Screen Print, Limited Edition, Individually signed & numbered, each piece hand painted and printed, each one a little different then the next.
Frame not included, but available
A home is intended to be a safe haven, but what if you are one of the over 1 billion individuals facing the day to day battle of inadequate and informal housing?
Ensuring adequate living conditions is crucial for improving health, security, well-being and meeting basic needs of human beings. People who live in homes with dirt floors are extremely susceptible to often deadly parasitic infections, diarrhea, and anemia, particularly during rainy seasons. As a result, this informal and inadequate housing often creates deep pockets of populations that are unable to increase their income, improve education, or participate in formal systems through which they might access better housing and employment.
Imagine how powerful it would be if we could ensure all families live in a home with a safe, clean floor and a strong roof and walls!
Some research has found that replacing dirt floors with cement floors in Mexico reduced parasitic infections by 20%, reduced diarrhea by 13% and reduced incidence of anemia by 20% for young children. It has never been more obvious how closely linked health and wellbeing are to our living conditions.
Organizations like Un Techo Para Mi Pais (www.untechoparamipais.org) and Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) recognize the need for a holistic approach to improving housing for the urban poor, providing not only innovative housing and sanitation upgrades, but also social support, counseling and training opportunities.