Living more with less

The campus at the International Christian School for the Deaf in Rio Bravo. The campus was self-sustainig - and with a reverse osmosis well, blessed with the cleanest, most delicious water on the planet. In the nearby village? Not quite so fortunate.

The homes in this village were ramshackle sheds, put together with scrap metal, cardboard and whatever other materials the owners could salvage from the sides of the road or the dump. Each small plot of land - about 30 x 30 feet - had a cement floor and two holes in the yard, one for water to come up and one for waste to go down. A drainage ditch ran through the community, stagnant sewage-filled water littered with plastic bottles and other castoff garbage. The hot sun beat down on the village … [Read more...]


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