Amount Needed $8000.00 | Mexico | GPS 31.315912, -113.491989
The Rodriguez Olea family lives in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Peñasco, or “Rocky Point” is a small city on the Sea of Cortez where the main industries are fishing and tourism. A mere 100 KM from the US border, its beautiful sandy beaches make it a popular weekend and holiday destination for many living in the Phoenix area. Ponciano is originally from Caborca and Daniela is from Guaymas. They met in Peñasco five years ago and were married shortly afterward. Together they are raising Daniela’s two teenage daughters from a previous marriage, and their own two young children. They are also caring for their 15 year old nephew. The older three children all attend school, while the younger two are still at home. Ponciano works at whatever work he can get, but he has no steady job. Though they have title to their land lot, they are completely without the means to build a home on their own. They currently are paying rent. Between that and meeting the family’s daily needs, they are barely getting by. A home from 1MISSION would give Panciano and Daniela a safe and decent home to raise their family, where they can focus on meeting their daily needs, keeping the children in school, and working towards a better future.
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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