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A home of their own

Jorge Pineda Sales Sumar AlimentosJorge Alberto Pineda can now sleep soundly at night knowing that his family is safe and well provided for. Previously Jorge and his wife Odilia rented one room together with their young children, son Manuel (6) and daughter Estefany (2). In this one room the family of four slept, cooked and ate.

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Happy Families in El Recreo

Las Flores El RecreoLidia Liseth Poron's eyes fill with tears when she describes her family's prior living conditions. As recently as the beginning of last year the family of five were residing in a tiny house made of corrugated iron sheet metal with a dirt floor. Now their circumstances are very different.

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A New Beginning in San Miguel Escobar

Gloria Margarita family

Gloria Margarita and Ernesto Zuleta have a young family. At only 33 and 34 years old respectively they are parents to five children between the ages of 14 and 6. Prior to this year they got by as best as they could on Ernesto’s single income as a farmer. Their house was pieced together with cane and plastic sheeting. 

 

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Mercy's Family

MercyClara Apen, her husband Jose Perez and their family live in the town of San Antonio AguasCalientes in the department of Sacatepéquez.

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New home opened the door to education for one family in San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Maria Teresa and her children at home

Maria Teresa and Jeronimo Perez Apen and their ten children live in the town of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, in the department of Sacatepequez. Walking up the steep dirt stairs to their house gives us a spectacular view of the valley and the Volcan de Agua. The family’s beautiful view was made even better with the construction of their Constru Casa home in 2006, one of our first homes.

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The Family of Maria Marciala Lopez

IMG 5072Maria Marciala Lopez and her family live in a simple neighborhood of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, which is a town in the department of Sacatepequez , of mainly indigenous population. The main bread winner in this family of eleven is Maria’s husband who is always at work. He works as a mason. Maria tries to contribute to the family’s income selling the tortillas she prepares daily at home, and weaves any moment of the day when the family doesn’t demand her attention.

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Meet Our Family

meet-our-family2As a non-profit, non-government organization, the invaluable work of Constru Casa in constructing homes and providing a holistic approach to lifting families out of poverty through support in health, education and social work programs, relies heavily on outside contributions.

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Building better lives for families

In Guatemala, and Central America in general, there is an emphasis on family and community life. Constru Casa strives to empower families and communities by lifting them out of extreme poverty. This occurs with the construction of safe and sustainable housing, as well as working with partner organizations to ensure access to healthcare, education, and social support.

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Miriam´s #LuckyYear

Thanks to Home for A Home, this year is a #LuckyYear for Miriam Magdalena and her family in Santa Cruz Balanyá!luckyyearmiriam

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Family #1000

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House #1,000 is coming soon! Family #1,000 is Francisco Monroy, in Aldea El Hato.  Read on to find out more about family #1,000! 

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Latest News

This March, Constru Casa celebrated its 13th birthday, and we know that thirteen will be our #LuckyYear.  To date, Constru Casa has built over 975 houses, and 2017 will be the year that we reach house #1,000!

With your help, we can also make 2017 a #LuckyYear for families living in extreme poverty in Guatemala.  For a small monthly donation you can make a big difference in the lives of one of our families. 

Did you know that for just $25 a month you can provide a kitchen package to a family in need?  With your donation, Constru Casa can provide an energy efficient stove and water filter drastically improving the health and living conditions of a family in need. 

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Family Story

Family #1000

House1000

House #1,000 is coming soon! Family #1,000 is Francisco Monroy, in Aldea El Hato.  Read on to find out more about family #1,000! 

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Volunteers

Amaury´s #LuckyMonth!

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Amaury from Belgium tells us about his #LuckyMonth visiting Guatemala.  He shares his experience building better lives for three families in Santa Cruz Balanyá, building a school in Cuidad Vieja, all the while exploring the sites of Guatemala on the weekends!

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Latest News

June Newsletter 2017

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Last month we were delighted to welcome back Simone Kenny from Australia. Simone has been a serial organiser of volunteer groups for ten years. This time she came with a great group of friends that all donated to, and joined in to help us build two, 3 room houses in San Felipe close to Antigua.  It was always going to be a challenge to get both houses completed in the six days they were here, but these Aussie muckers made it look easy! We are also delighted then that Simone will be coming again in January with a huge group of 35 students from Eltham College in Melbourne. They will continue working in the remote community of Hacienda Vieja that her previous group from Eltham started last year. We can't wait for that! Thank you Simone, and thank you to all your amazing volunteers!

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