I thought many developing countries had their own paint manufacturers. Why do they need our paint?
Believe it or not, most developing countries do not have paint. Usually, trees are used to burn stones and soil to make color powders for paint, and fruits and vegetable (i.e. beets, lime, strawberries, etc.) have to be used to make paint. This outdated practice existed hundred thousand of years ago, simply because people didn’t have the today’s technology to make paint.
However, people who live on less than $2 a day should not have to use their food resources to beautify their homes.
You won’t believe the difference your paint donation will make in many lives for many years. The families we help can’t tell you how much they appreciate your paint donation. It is evident that painting homes in developing countries is one of the most fundamental gifts. If you have read the book or seen the movie “A Painted House” by John Grisham, you have a much more graphic illustration about the value of a family having a house that is painted. Please refer to this link http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/iyw-global-paint-project to view a CNN interview and gain a perspective of the impact we are making both internationally and locally.