By the virtue of being human beings, we are all entitled to adequate, safe, and sustainable housing. Yet, not a day goes by without seeing people on the streets of India, begging for some spare change to buy food. These people can barely afford food – imagine how far they are from acquiring a roof above their head. Many of them dream of it.
As people on the other side of the fine line between the homeless and the fortunate, we must help this situation to the best of our ability. We are privileged enough to be protected from dreadful floods, frightening heat waves, and at times, blazing wildfires, that keep more than 1.8 million people in India from valuable opportunities such as education and employment. Thus, it is time to take action. It is time to do our bit.
Ms. Anita Yeshwant is 44 years old, and is from Gokak, Belgavi district, Karnataka – one of the worst affected areas by floods. Anita is a vegetable vendor who earns less than 300 rupees a day for a hard days work. While away at her mother's house, a devastating amount of water leaked into her house during heavy rains. She wasn't there to save anything.
Habitat India's Disaster Response teams are working across India in flood affected areas. We need your help to rebuild the houses that have been destroyed. Help us rebuild people's lives.
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Habitat for Humanity India is a non-profit organization that builds homes and provides housing-related services to low-income, marginalized families across India