The Challenges of Unsafe Housing

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, about 50 percent of people in Latin America and the Caribbean lack adequate housing, living in precarious structures not built to last.

Poorly constructed homes can bring a number of significant challenges such as health, safety, and security issues. Wet floors and leaky roofs can cause illnesses, while makeshift doors leave inhabitants vulnerable and unsafe. Furthermore, unsafe homes are prone to collapse during natural disasters, leaving families without their only shelter.

Food For The Poor Helps Provide Lifesaving Homeownership

FFTP-built homes are constructed to withstand the harsh elements of Latin America and the Caribbean. These homes offer families, previously living in fear and suffering in makeshift shelters, a life-changing lift out of poverty.  

Since its inception 42 years ago, FFTP has built more than 95,000 homes that have transformed the lives of families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2023 alone, we built 1,479 homes for families in need of safe shelter.

A safe home means that a family lives together with stability, knowing that they own their home. They have strength because they sleep through the night without worrying about their safety. They have self-reliance because they no longer rely on others for safe shelter.

Projects like this are made possible thanks to the generosity of donors like YouTube sensation MrBeast.

Check out the video below to see the families who received a new home and a special message from MrBeast himself.