Japanese charity transforms empty houses into homes for single mothers

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Tokyo-based charity Little Ones is helping to tackle poverty and discrimination faced by single mothers.

With an estimated nine million homes in Japan lying empty and more than half of single mothers there reportedly living in poverty, the team at Tokyo-based charity Little Ones saw an opportunity to address two national crises.

Its concept is simple: it places single mothers in vacant homes, by identifying abandoned properties and helping turn them into affordable housing. The charity has now gained international recognition for its work, by winning top honours at the World Habitat Awards.

Via Positive News 

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