In many developing countries we serve, thousands of families lack adequate shelters. Families often live in dilapidated shacks made of scraps of wood, plastic, and cardboard. This type of shelter offers little or no protection from the increment weather, insects, and rodents. As a result, many diseases are rampant, especially among the children and the elderly. CHF works with other charities and help to provide these families with alternative housing. CHF also provide financial fund to build senior centers for the many abandoned elderly. These simple and modest homes provide safe shelters and new life to those who could not afford a home on their own.