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Homes of Hope: The Economic Impact

I recently wrote a blog on the 5 impacts of a home. Now I'm going to focus more individually on each one of those! So this is about the way that economically living standards can be raised by having a good home. 

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Because living without a home can create such a difficult situation in the health aspect of life, money that is earned by the family is poured into the health care of the children and mother and father that otherwise could be used to further the quality of life.  For example, if a family constantly has to buy medication to fight off infections, parasites, colds and other types of illnesses that must be treated there is no money left for them to purchase property and a home.  The reality is that if they had a home they would be able to prevent those sicknesses in the first place.  

Living in these conditions can also take your opportunity for a well paying job away.  If you don't have the money to afford transportation to the city which leaves nothing but minimum wage jobs.  Minimum wage in Mexico is determined by how much money you have to make per day.  At this moment in Mexico minimum wage is 70 Pesos a day, (Which is $4.17 USD). 

Along with the impact of minimum wage we see that without money you can't afford good education. Good education leads to better jobs and better jobs lead to better income. 

The incredible part of all of this is that much of it can be fixed by putting a roof over someone's head. A floor beneath their feet, a foundation which they can stand. I love the name, "Homes of Hope" because once you've built a home for a family and put the keys in their hands and seen the gleam in their eyes.  It's all a hope that you had the opportunity to be a part of placing in their lives. If you would like to be a part of this mission to help bring a family financially stability check out the links below! 

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The 5 Benefits of a Home 

The Boy 

Reflections of Janiel

 

Topics: Homes of Hope