Infrastructure is often the first step, and an indispensable component, of many development programs. Knowing that constructive change in the world often begins with casting the first brick or hammering the first nail, the Pure Art team helped build its first home in Peru in 2007 and the C.A.S.T. Initiative emerged.
This program rests on the premise that all people are entitled to dry, protected living conditions. The provision of safe shelter is a fundamental human right, and the Pure Art Foundation is committed to working with local tradespeople to create simple structures that provide not only a reprieve from the elements, but the dignity of a home.
Donations to C.A.S.T. will enable families who currently live on rain-soaked earthen floors to move onto dry concrete foundations supporting solid wooden walls and protective tin roofing. This program has a direct impact on the lives of many for several generations.
The C.A.S.T. program also extends to the construction of healthcare facilities in the communities where C.A.S.T. homes have been built. To date, three medical dispensaries have been set up to serve families without access to first-line health care.