Imagine you are a mother living in a single room with your husband and four small children, 4 boys and 1 girl. The space you occupy with your family is infested with roaches and rats, and there is no central air to cool the hot summers nor is there heat to warm the cold winters. The kids are constantly getting sick. Some are coughing, some have tummy aches and others have a cold that never ends. You repeatedly find yourself in the emergency room in a desperate attempt to cure your child’s ills.

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