Homes Unlock Potential
Living in survival mode makes it near impossible to do things like focus in school, earn a steady income, or maintain health. Coming home every night to a tattered tarp tent or a shack with parasitic dirt floors, mud walls, and leaking roofs takes a severe toll on wellbeing. Families that are served by New Story are often concerned about finding the next meal, traveling for water, and making it to the next day or week. Hope and goals are a luxury.
New Story homes and communities provide families with shelter, access to clean water, sanitation, and power. When basic needs are met, families transition out of survival mode and can begin focusing on their new story.
Long Term Solution
We are building homes that are designed to stand the test of time and disaster. New Story communities are equipped with water, power, and basic sanitation services. We ask families what they need in their community so that we create something they plan to grow and thrive in for generations.
For poor families, land ownership helps end the cycle of poverty.
Imagine a young couple saving their minimal earnings to pay for their child's school fees or to patch their leaking roof. If they are kicked off of the land they squat on, all of their savings go to moving and building a new shack. They are once again on the lowest rungs of poverty. Stories like these, where livelihoods are at the mercy of others, are too common.
Every New Story family owns their home and their land to help end this vicious cycle. Ownership provides stability and a foundation for future generations.