Poverty stricken people today will always point towards shelter as the main problem that they would have. Given the limited funds, not all people are able to afford a decent home to live in at decent and acceptable standards. A lot of these people would find themselves in shanty places. In most cases, these are places that would either be deserted or abandoned. Technically it is a form of trespassing, but until they are noticed, they will stay in these areas or similar areas as long as time permits.
There are some foundations that pull their act together and try to come up with some low cost housing such as that of the Gawad Kalinga project that Filipino people have been focusing on. It is true that homes are hard to secure with the times. But given the opportunity, seeing students, professionals and good Samaritans working and help build a better home for people in need of better lives is a sight to behold.
[tags]gawad kalinga, homes, poverty, philippines, build a home[/tags]
Originally posted on February 21, 2007 @ 12:54 pm