Tag: chagas

Bolivia dedicates new homes for families of public school teachers

Bolivia dedicates new homes for families of public school teachers

Bolivia dedicates new homes for families of public school teachers Over the past six years, The Fuller Center for Housing of Bolivia has built 95 homes, benefiting at least 475 people. With the examples set by thriving communities in places like Mizque (where 66 homes stopped a chagas outbreak) and homes in the highlands of […]

Bolivia’s El Alto project goal: A stable foundation for children to focus on education

Bolivia’s El Alto project goal: A stable foundation for children to focus on education

Photo: Global Builders volunteer Kit Perry with a local child during a service trip to Bolivia earlier this year. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who grow up in a decent home are happier, healthier and have better educational outcomes overall than those who do not. Those who lead Fuller Center for Housing projects across […]

CNN report on Chagas disease shows why Fuller Center’s work in Bolivia is so important

CNN report on Chagas disease shows why Fuller Center’s work in Bolivia is so important

(Photo: A family that recently moved from a mud shack to a new Fuller Center home in Mizque, Bolivia.) CNN is reporting today that a new study shows that Chagas is a more deadly disease than was feared, and that a child with Chagas is two to three times more likely to die as a […]

Act now to have your August donation doubled and help more children like Melissa

Act now to have your August donation doubled and help more children like Melissa

When we first caught up with Melissa and her family in November, they were among the dozens of families living in flimsy shacks on a muddy hillside in the Monse├▒or Romero slum community of Nuevo Cusc├ítlan, El Salvador. This year, thanks to Fuller Center for Housing supporters, 90 families are moving into safe and healthy […]

PODCAST: Fighting the Chagas bug in Bolivia by building simple, decent homes

PODCAST: Fighting the Chagas bug in Bolivia by building simple, decent homes

When you think about fighting diseases and improving health outcomes, housing might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but inadequate housing is one of the primary causes of disease, illness outbreaks and other health problems around the world. In this podcast recorded July 14, 2016, Fuller Center for Housing Director of Field […]