Current Housing

Most homes in rural Nicaragua are made with old wooden boards, black plastic scraps, rusted metal and have dirt floors. When it rains the families get wet from three angles, the roof, the walls and the water that streams across the dirt floor.

Most families do not own the house they live in nor have any chance of ever owning a house of their own. Some share their home with many members of their family where we have seen up to 16 people living in one small shack.