In our neighborhood a lot of people are unemployed. They do at times have unofficial jobs, but incomes are uncertain and most money is invested in schooling for the kids. For unforeseen circumstances like illness, there is often no spare-budget.
A lot of people in our neighborhood suffer from parasites that penetrate the body through the feet. These parasites can eventually cause serious health problems and even death. Furthermore, dengue is a common serious disease causes by mosquitos attracted to water that is often found in backyards after showering or doing laundry. Looking at the children, they are often malnourished and suffer from anemia mainly caused by consuming meals with too little nutritional value.