san_germen_Crew_pachuca-1Two-hundred and nine homes in the district of Palmitas in Parchuca, Mexico, have recently had a touch of paint when the Mexican Government commissioned local street artists, “German Crew” to beautify the neighbourhood.

The facades of the homes were almost begging for some colour, and the project was created to bring not only a visual, but also a social transformation in the local area by providing jobs and in turn reducing crime.

One crew member, Uriel del Rio, stated “Graffiti, art and its history have transformed us and allowed us to avoid falling in perdition and make bad decisions. From of our experience, we propose it can change the lives of others.” [via StreetArtNews]