Shelter is a basic human need, one that no human being should ever be forced to live without. Helping further that goal in Mexico is Francesco Piazzesi, founder of ¡Échale! a tu Casa, a nonprofit that raises funds to help build sustainable eco-friendly affordable housing.
The valuable combination of community effort, technical training, and financial education is sound business model and serves this purpose well, and helps poor families to overcome part of an almost inescapable cycle of poverty.
Each home comes with solar and rainwater collection systems, to minimize costs for inhabitants, and furthers Francesco Piazzesi's goal of eliminating the bigger problem.