Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home
Homelessness affects all of us; it isn’t someone else’s issue. It has a ripple effect throughout the community, economy, and the well-being of the planet. It impacts the availability of healthcare resources, educational resources and directly correlates with crime and safety. We might think it’s not our problem, but it is a problem today that will only get worse tomorrow.
In Brazil, 11.4 million people live in slums called favelas. A favela is a type of low-income informal settlement that enables people to find a place to live, and Brazil is not the only country but one of many in the world.
Seeds of the Future Program – Home Sweet Home – teaches people in slums how to build their own homes from natural resources, breaking the cycle of homelessness, violence, and hunger.
SOTF brings communities to work together to build their paradise. By teaching the skills on how to do it and re-connecting them with natural basics, engaging the communities where they make their own houses in a sustainable matter, and educating the families on how to care for their community.
Each family has a domain— a small plot of land to create their little paradise. The houses are made from natural resources, such as cob or stone. The water is collected and harvested by the rain. Vegetable gardens and fruit trees grow in their plots. Equipped with compostable toilets, so the rivers and ocean don’t get polluted.
Hundreds of trees are planted in the streets within the communities, especially various fruit trees, vegetable gardens, flowers to add to the beauty and permeable pavement streets that allow infiltration of stormwater through the surface into the soil to minimize flooding.
After a community is reconstructed, the way they pay back is paying forward, helping the next community to replenish, and so on.
Benefits one family at a time.
Would you like to sponsor one family with their little paradise?
Currently, we are working on a community in the South of Brazil called “Bubas.” – The community has 2.000 families with a total of 7.000 people, including children and the elderly.
Get in touch with us and see how you can help one family to get out of poverty and change the world today for a better world tomorrow.