HHF has been providing housing for vulnerable families and the homeless. Often, large families live together in small, rickety shacks of cardboard, tin, rags, and straw with dirt floors severely impacting the health of all those who reside within.
Our Happy House Program replaces these shacks with concrete block buildings with a cement floor, a tin roof, windows and doors. Recipients are selected based on financial need as well as the level of vulnerability. When possible, the recipients participate in building the houses by providing labor, as well as sand, rocks, and water.
The Happy House construction costs approximately $4,000 per house. There are many benefits to the families who are recipients of a happy house such as:
- Protection from the elements and improved sanitation thus better health outcomes.
- Poor families are empowered through their contributions to the realization of their own home.
Also, the community benefits because we recruit local labor as well as offering these workers and others the opportunity to obtain and/or expand their skills in construction, and the local economy benefits as we purchase as many of the needed materials locally.
Count on HHF for life-saving care.