As being from a lawyer career, Ingrid Vaca Diez has all the time stood up for the rights of her shoppers at any price and at any time. And as all the time this time additionally, she is standing up for an additional fabulous trigger—serving to the poor to have their very own homes.
The skilled lawyer from Bolivia by no means thought to turn into an architect however this concept hit her thoughts after her husband commented on the piles of empty plastic bottles she collected on their patio.
Her husband noticed all of the ineffective plastic bottles close to their court docket that had been piled up excessive that he later stated to Diez she in all probability had sufficient bottles to construct a home.
Her husband’s phrases shortly bumped her and ideas hastened to her thoughts. What if she may truly construct reasonably priced homes for the households in want from the waste?
Nevertheless, it didn’t come throughout Diez how extreme the difficulty was till she visited a neighborhood college close to her space and requested the children to write down a letter of what they needed for Christmas.
One of the children wrote that every one she needed was for additional rooms for her household as they presently needed to dwell in a small home which isn’t sufficient for them and it has additionally leakage drawback as it’s manufactured from rubber and cartons.
Understanding that her concept may really give a optimistic affect to the underprivileged households in her nation, Diez was impressed to begin the mission with out considering additional after that.
Nowadays, Empty bottles might be very simply discovered in all places virtually and they’re manner cheaper than bricks. To make the empty plastic bottles stable, highly effective and long-lasting, Diez stuffed them with dust and sand and makes use of the bottles as bricks to construct the homes.
For a home of 1,830 sq. ft, it takes about 36,000 empty plastic bottles.
Even although she has no prior expertise in constructing a home, Diez has managed to assist construct 300 homes thus far through the use of tens of millions of empty plastic bottles.
Well, Diez’s story right here proves that typically, low cost and artistic options generally is a nice possibility at fixing issues of individuals.
The wonderful factor is that for constructing these homes she had no funds and no expertise in constructing a home however that didn’t cease her from serving to the households in have to have a house of their dream.
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