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82-Yr-Old Receives Life-Changing Gift After Living In Dirt For 32 Yrs.

An elderly woman tears up with gratitude after Rescue 2000 builds her a new home.

Thanks to charitable organization Rescue 2000, an elderly woman who had been living in terrible conditions for 32 years finally has a brand new home. 82-year-old Ibu Latri’s former residence provided her the bare minumim shelter from the elements. However, with the help of generous donors, Rescue 2000 was able to build her a beautiful house where she’ll be way more comfortable! Cris Araya, the founder of the non-profit, recently shared footage of Ibu’s upgraded home on Instagram.

“Dreams never die,” said Cris in the video. “It is never too late for your dreams to come true. At 82 years of age, Ibu Latri’s dream came true. If you believe, all things are possible.”

An elderly woman tears up with gratitude after Rescue 2000 builds her a new home.
Screengrab from Rescue 2000/Instagram

According to the Rescue 2000 website, Ibu Latri is just one of many people whose lives have been turned around by the charity. Their mission statement claims that, due to a lack of tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic, many families in Bali, Indonesia have been experiencing extreme poverty. Cris Araya and Rescue 2000 have been providing relief by delivering food, building homes, and more.

Cris’s Instagram video highlights the unfortunate reality that, even in our modern world, not everyone has access to adequate shelter. However, his story also shows that many of us have the power to effect positive change in another person’s life. He’s not the only one out there provding housing for those in need, either. A couple of years ago, these community members banded together to build a new home for a selfess veteran who had been living out of his car!

Watch the video below to see the moment that Rescue 2000 unveiled the home they build for Ibu Latri.

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