Jaishikha (left) lives in northern India with her mom, Reena; dad, Sunil (not pictured); and little brother, Kabir.
Apr 6 2016

Homes around the world: Photo essay

In Valparaiso, Chile, there might be a lot of stairs to climb to get home …
In Valparaiso, Chile, there might be a lot of stairs to climb to get home …
… But there's also a spectacular view.

… But there’s also a spectacular view.


Jaishikha (left) lives in northern India with her mom, Reena; dad, Sunil (not pictured); and little brother, Kabir. The photo on the left is their main living area, and the photo on the right is their kitchen.

This is the home of sponsored child Fernando from a rural area in El Salvador.

This is the home of sponsored child Fernando from a rural area in El Salvador.

Fernando and his family use this outdoor space as a living room.

Fernando and his family use this outdoor space as a living room.

These are just two of the different types of bathrooms families of sponsored children and elders have access to in Kenya.
These are just two of the different types of bathrooms families of sponsored children and elders have access to in Kenya.

These are just two of the different types of bathrooms families of sponsored children and elders have access to in Kenya.

Mary, mother of sponsored child Eliya in Tanzania, does laundry in plastic tubs outside of her home.

Mary, mother of sponsored child Eliya in Tanzania, does laundry in plastic tubs outside of her home.

While Sharon, Maria Magdalena, Maria Cristina and Cristine, mothers of children sponsored in the Philippines, wash clothes in their communal 'laundry room.'

While Sharon, Maria Magdalena, Maria Cristina and Cristine, mothers of children sponsored in the Philippines, wash clothes in their communal ‘laundry room.’

Housing improvements are a common benefit of sponsorship, with many families saving part of their monthly benefits to add a room, put on a new roof or install a bathroom. Local Unbound programs also help families address housing needs through donations to Homes. Help families around the world have somewhere safe to rest their heads. Donate to Homes today.

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