Poor People Living in Poverty constantly struggle to maintain a home. We’re not talking about maintaining a home like general repairs; we’re talking about the struggle to simply find an adequate place to stay. Our experiences at Shelter the World take us into some distant corners of the globe. At each place we are keenly interested in learning about poor ...Continue
The global problem with low cost housing persists
Recently we came across an article that exemplifies the notion that we are making headway in the fight to make available low cost housing. The article, published by Nation Media Group in Kenya presented words by the Housing Minister and others regarding low cost housing.
The low cost housing development ...Continue
Why donate money to charity, especially to a housing ministry? Answering the first part of the question is somewhat easier than the second part. The why donate money to charity part of the questions is basic at it’s core: an individual or group hold a belief that they have sufficient, if not abundant resources (usually money) to take care of themselves and believe that a portion of their excess can be applied to a cause or ministry that improves something ...Continue
Land and housing titles.
In the past Haiti has been unable to provide security of land ownership and housing to its residents.
This is not uncommon in many developing nations but has been one of the most significant barriers to housing stock improvements in ...Continue
A chance to build Haiti, a beautiful island nation with beautiful houses, homes, hotels and more is squandered.
After the earthquake in Haiti in 2009 (yes its been that long ago) a lot of attention was placed on building construction technology.
Many excellent reports and reviews were compiled that identified why the devastation was so widespread. In a nutshell, the conclusions were pretty ...Continue
Turkey and over 500,000 exposed to the cold.
Not too many days ago we celebrated Thanksgiving. At the same time I learned over 500,000 people are exposed to cold temperatures in Eastern Turkey.
I have clear memories of being wet and cold in January in Ohio. The kind of cold that is bone chilling and cuts right through you. What I can not imagine though ...Continue
We received the following update and request for assistance (to help people) from Dario Delarca, one of our missions friends in Honduras
Please consider ways you can help people affected by the massive flooding in Honduras.
Good morning brothers and sisters! Be blessed! In this precious day here the rain has stopped. We’re ...Continue
I do not believe tents are
I believe there was a time when tents served
as adequate shelter: in the past.
The problem I have is failing to understand how, in this modern age, we can have so many people who do not have adequate shelter in our world. With new technology and material, vast global distribution ...Continue
The Dump, The Love
The day the dump reignited the passion for the cause
I have been in a pretty interesting place the last couple of
weeks, well months really…o.k. almost 7 years now…but,
I only want to share the last couple of weeks when I found
myself on the dump.
What began almost 7 years ago from me as a call to God to reveal a purpose for my life has jettisoned Suzan and me on what ...Continue