The cities along the Texas-Mexico border have an exciting rich blend of two cultures. However, over the years, those cities have lacked access to necessary resources which resulted in an extreme poverty rate of up to 36.85% compared to the national average of 11.8%.
Many families in areas referred to as Los Colonias lack some of the most basic living necessities such as potable water, septic or sewer systems, electricity, paved roads or safe and sanitary housing. While struggling to make ends meet, they cannot afford home repairs and are unable to break the cycle of generational poverty due to a lack of resources and funds.
This summer HumanitarianXP will be working with the local city council and Church to help provide necessary home repairs to citizens and immigrants living in poverty. Builders will help provide safe housing for families and build infrastructure in these communities.