saving families one at a time
Organized by: Ana Bush
A few years ago I started volunteering my time with two of my best friends. We spent our own money to fly down to California and rent a vehicle and drive into Mexico. I contacted a group called Project Mexico who runs a orphanage for boys in Mexico and also builds houses for the less fortunate. I was born in Guatemala and have experienced living in poor living conditions when I was little. The memories of living like that is not the best feeling and is not something that is forgotten easily. It is important to me to help other families and mostly the children. I don't want them to have to worry about where they are going to live or at worst have to live on the streets. I stayed at the orphanage and gained great relationships with they young boys who loved there. The first family I helped was a family of 12 who lived in a very small shake built out of scrap ply wood that they found. The family had 4 children under the age of 7 and 3 elderly people. The house that was built had a normal cement foundation and secure walls that would stand all weather. The house had 4 rooms and a restroom. It takes roughly a week to build the house and assist the family move in to their new home. I am raising money to go back down to Mexico and help even more families have a home and live happier. The money will be used for transportation down to the orphanage and will also go to getting more tools and supplies to build the house.