Jiwon You

A Safe House for the Girls and Young Women of Lusaka, Zambia

By Jiwon You / January 23, 2023 / 0 Comments

Background: The Need Many Zambian youth and families endure serious repercussions due to the trajectory of extreme poverty in their communities. Due to a severe lack of affordable, secure housing, around 70% of the population reside in slums with insufficient access to water, hygiene, and sanitation provisions.[1] To add, 39% of the population does not … Read more

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Guaranys: The most vulnerable favela in Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro

By Jiwon You / November 27, 2022 / 0 Comments

Research and story by Jiwon You. Resident “Perninha” next to his old home in Guaranys in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before TETO built his new home The slums of Brazil can be some of the most deficient and destabilizing places to live. At the same time, these are places of great power for urban and social … Read more

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Lifting Up Oguis

By Jiwon You / November 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

Research and story by Jiwon You. The small village of Oguis, located in Catanduanes, Philippines, is home to about 500 people. However, the people of Oguis are extremely poor and do not have safe, sturdy homes to live in. To add to the challenges they face in creating safe shelters, the 2020 typhoons had a … Read more

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