The Publication of Habitat for Humanity International | April / May 2002
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Decent, Affordable, Habitat Houses Bring Transformation

In South Africa: A Sense of Place Yields Stability

In India: A Joy That Knows No Bounds

In California: Family Leaves Danger And Fears Behind

In California: Stability Brings Family Reunion

In Korea: Safe Shelter Establishes Permanence

In Romania: Doctors Once Trapped By Poverty Housing

In England: New House Means New Mindset for Teen

In Kentucky:
10-year-old Enjoys a "Room of One's Own"

In Guatemala: Improved Health, Tranquility Make the Difference



Despite its emergence as a technological center, Bangalore, India, is not immune to the poverty that shackles the country as a whole. In 1997, 426 million people in India lived on less than US$1 a day. This represents 44 percent of the country’s population, well exceeding the entire population of the United States. The grandmother pictured here, like many poor people in Bangalore, finds sleeping in the street preferable to sleeping in stifling, insect-infested mud and thatch housing.

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