Habitat Latin America: Varjada, Brazil

Valdenice de Oliveira sits on the porch of her Habitat home with her seven year-old son Vandeildo.  Before Habitat started building concrete houses here in 2006, most homes were made of dried mud, which not only required constant patching and reshaping but also served as a breeding ground for a type of beetle that poses a serious health threat to humans.© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein
Varjada, Brazil, November 29, 2007

Valdenice de Oliveira sits on the porch of her Habitat home with her seven year-old son Vandeildo. Before Habitat started building concrete houses here in 2006, most homes were made of dried mud, which not only required constant patching and reshaping but also served as a breeding ground for a type of beetle that poses a serious health threat to humans. 

© Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein