There’s no Home Depot in Cuba
In Cuba, for those in need of home repairs, there is nothing, and you can go to prison for attempting to illegally acquire building materials. So much for the "revolution" providing.
Meet Jesús Expósito Zayas, a working man living in a ruin, he communicates the following from Princelades de Cuba. (My flawed translation)
“I was born here and live here with my nephews Enrique and Ernesto Zayas, this house is everything ruined and I do not have a way to fix it. When it rains it gets wet, more inside than outside, the ceiling falls on us at any time, when it rains the district is flooded and the water enters the house and this dirty water is accumulated in all the corners and thus the floor is ruined and there is not one that takes care to improve this situation and for that reason we live like animals.”
“I have written to all the places and have sent photos of the water in the house with mud up to the beds and nothing; no one has come and neither has anyone taken care of this. Not the CDR, and not the government who solves nothing. The materials to fix this are lost and when they appear they are expensive and so I work gathering sweepings in a truck and when encounter some, I gather zinc to cover some hollow of the ceiling or the walls. The bath is worse, it does not have running water to bathe, nor for emptying the toilet. We must load it from far so we are able to cook and take. Our situation is terrible and this government does not help us, but the presidents of the CDR if they live as kings it is not because they work the more, because as I said I am a working man, I fight to live and nothing serves to me.”