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Help Guatemala Smile

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BENEFITING: GUATEMALAN PROJECT INC

EVENT DATE: Feb 15, 2011

Matt & Christopher Peuler

THE STORY:

THE SHORT VERSION:
A group of my friend and I are going to an impoverished village in the mountains of Guatemala to build wood houses for two homeless families. We are raising funds to pay for the project, building materials, etc and we desperately need your help! We leave in 5 weeks, so we must act fast to raise $10,000! Please give what you can, your generosity will directly impact the lives of two families in a major way!! Any extra money raised will do directly to feed the kids of the village ($66 feeds them for a whole year!).



THE LONGER, MORE DETAILED VERSION:
Two years ago I was asked by a coworker to join him and his church bring 100 U.S. high school kids to Guatemala to help build houses for an impoverished mountain village called El Triumfo. The experience was so fulfilling -- physically building essential structures right alongside the people who will be directly benefiting from our hard work -- I knew I would be back someday to help some more. This time, I'm heading down there with a small group of my friends, and our goal is to build two houses over the course of one week. The simple houses consist of a living room, separate kitchen, shower and bath and are built posts and beams, covered by a corrogated metal roof. Nothing fancy, but they mean the world to the villagers of El Triumfo.

Our journey starts here at home, where we are raising funds for the project, an estimated total cost of $10,000 USD. Every little bit helps, every donation will put us one step closer to putting smiles on the faces of two special Guatemalan families. Your generosity will go a long way towards impacting real people's lives in a very real way. Unlike some charity projects that related to large organizations with lots of overhead, this project goes straight to the source -- we go there with hammers in hand, and shape a pile of raw lumber into a shelter that will keep fathers, mothers, sons and daughters warm and dry, clean, with a place to cook. Any extra money we raise will go straight to the children's food fund of El Triumfo, where $66 feeds a child for an entire YEAR!

No matter how rough we think we have it here, recession and all, the truth of the matter is there are people who have it much worse. Two families in El Triumfo will soon be blessed with the gift of shelter... Please give what you can and help us make this possible.

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