Amount Needed $6000.00 | Mexico | GPS 31.338032 , -113.512977
Though Manuel was born in Mexicali, he has lived his whole life in Puerto Peñasco. He was only able to attend school to the third grade, and has worked as a welder, and now works selling nutritional supplements. Marcela was born in Puerto Peñasco, and though she lived in Mexico City with her family for a few years, she has spent most of her life in Peñasco. She graduated from high school, and along with taking care of her family and their home, she also works occasionally as a maid. Manuel and Marcela have two young children, Eileen who is in kindergarten, and Derek who is just three years old and still at home. They are currently renting a furnished apartment, and though they have been able to begin making payments on their land lot, their income barely covers their rent and other living expenses, leaving nothing extra to go towards building a home on their own. A house from 1MISSION would give this family a safe and secure place to live, while also freeing them from their rental payments. This would enable them to focus their limited resources on meeting their daily needs and to work towards a better future. UPDATE: THE FAMILY IS EXCITED TO BE LIVING IN THEIR NEW HOME! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Our Earning by Learning initiative gives families the opportunity to build at their own capacity while at the same time, furthering sustainable development in their own community. Families can participate in classes centered on home budgeting, gardening, sewing, basic education and much more. Families also become connected with their communities by participating in projects such as building each other’s homes, cleaning their neighborhoods, and serving in local schools and churches. This sustainable approach results in community development that multiplies from neighbor to neighbor. By participating in their community, families not only work together, but they feel the support of their neighbors and develop relationships of trust and shared burdens.
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