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The U.N. recognizes Monday, October 7th as World Habitat Day to draw attention to the continued need for housing around the world and in our community.
Today, 1.6 billion people around the world live in inadequate shelter.
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Pictured above is Rehima Hassan. She’s preparing injera, a traditional Ethiopian flat bread in the kitchen of the compound where she lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Habitat Ethiopia is serving families in slum areas of Addis Ababa with various water and sanitation projects. In this compound, situated in the part of the city known as “Addis Ketema Subcity, Wereda 2,” they will be building latrines and new kitchens.
The compound is home to around 19 families, approximately 100 people. There are only 3 toilets and they often overflow and become unusable because of the large number of people using them, a high water table and the difficulty of getting a truck into the small compound to remove the waste and the fact that sometimes the residents cannot even afford the service. The kitchens are unsanitary shacks and are situated within a few feet of the toilets. The traditional style of cooking low to the ground increases the dangers of the women and children getting burned and inhaling too much smoke on a daily basis.
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