A large percentage of Guyanese residents experience renal problems and require treatment up to three times per week to maintain a decent quality of life. In addition, the kidney and dialysis treatment in hospitals is highly expensive and unaffordable for many, which further exacerbates this health issue.
Residents of Mazar Khan, a rural village in Sindh, Pakistan, still experience the effects of the 2010 and 2011 floods that devastated the country. Unfortunately, the village never received any support to rebuild its infrastructure in the aftermath of these calamities. Mazar Khan is located in District Dadu, an area prone to extreme heat and heavy rains, which makes the need for durable homes critical.