By 2004, however, the family was forced to move back to Minkoameyos because they could no longer afford to live in the city. After 10 years of being empty, they found their home was crumbling. There were holes in their roof and walls, and there was no longer room for their expanding family.
Without disposable income and with a large family to care for, Ambroisels and Catherine had no other housing options.
There is only one mosquito net in the house, which Ambroisels and Catherine sleep under, given to them during a distribution campaign in 2011. They have another net, but it’s torn and has holes in it. With holes in the walls of their home, open eaves, and no screens on their windows and doors, there is no real barrier against mosquitoes.
With a new roof, new walls, and screens for their windows, doors and eaves, Ambroisels and Catherine now have a home that contributes to their good health, instead of threatening it.
It means that, simply, their house is a safe place to live.
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