Abbotsford charity Casa de Luz (CDL) Ministries is building container tiny homes to help families in Mexico.
The group is inviting local churches, businesses and others to get involved by funding a home and building it in their own parking lot to be shipped for use to families in Primo Tapia town.
CDL says that living conditions for the most vulnerable in Primo Tapia are often patchwork structures lacking safety, water, electricity and protection from the elements.
“Corruption means rent is unafforadble and stability in housing doesn’t exist,” the group’s website states.
“Families can be given a day’s notice to leave a space because a landlord is offered more rent from someone else. Time and time again, poverty-stricken families are forced to move from one unsafe space to another with little hope of anything better.”
CDL executive director Gary Stephens said where the organization works in Mexico impoverished families “live in the midst of struggle and uncertainty every day,” not just during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the makeup of the workforce is mostly casual, with vendors selling produce or goods on the streets.
Stephens said, by building the container homes, CDL wants to bring “the promise of safety and security and the gift of hope to those who need it most.”
Visit casadeluzmexico.com/tiny-homes for more information or to get involved.