June Newsletter 2019
Thank you to all our partners, families, donors and volunteers who have helped make 2017 a great year.
Our founder, Carolien van Heerde, inaugurating the house #1,000 with our partners, Janine Sikaffy, president of ADHREGUA, Alex Galvez, founder of the Transitions Foundation, Leonel López, president of the Constru Casa Guatemalan Board of Directors, and Ulises Gudiel, Administrative Manager.
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!
Thank you to our friends Theo, Camille, David, and Ellen. Through your hardwork and dedication, you made Cesar and Lilian´s dream house a reality.
Thank you to our volunteers from Nebraska for helping us build four houses with a stove and water filter for four families in Xepatan, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
Another year full of success for our Organization has finished, and we are filled with happiness and gratitude for everyone that has supported us in order to continue building better lives in Guatemala.
We not only build houses, we also build smiles!