Cardboard. Plastic. Dirt floors. Sheets of metal haphazardly erected into a makeshift home. This is how poor families live in Nicaragua. It is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, but unsanitary living conditions also have a major effect on health and well-being. They contribute to concerns such as insect and parasite infestations, respiratory infections, asthma, lead poisoning, and a higher likelihood of burns and other injuries.