Even though the children are playing in the water, floating anything they can get their hands on, some homes have suffered damage because of the strong rain. Some of the mud has been washed away from this home, and other have begun to lean to one side.
In a community with a collapsing economy, housing is among the last things a family will spend money on- the need for food and water take priority. See photos. The outreach program identified people in the community suffering from poor housing and provided money to either rehabilitate or build new homes (more on this later)
Once houses are patched up, and the animals have more to eat, town people will be happy. The price animals will go down and there will be more meat on the animal once it`s slaughtered.
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