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Mini Newsletter January 2017

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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. 

 

 

Newsletter- January 2017

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Constru Casa

Dears Friends of Constru Casa, 

 

We are excited to present you with last year´s results and this year´s plans for which we need your continued help and collaboration!

In 2016 we continued in our mission to improve the lives of Guatemalans living in extreme poverty.  We made some amazing projects become a reality and were able to work on the programs focused on holistic development of communities in need.  

In 2016 we were able to help 131 families with a new house, and 12 additional families by improving their existing home.  That´s 143 families that have been helped by having a decent home and more prosperous future thanks to those of you who have helped us. 

Additionally, we were able to build 10 schools, training centers, a kitchen, and a recreational center to improve the conditions in various communities. In conjunction with the delivery of 25 water filters, 18 fuel efficient stoves, latrines and floors for families in need, as well as the education and health programs that are part of our follow up plan for all families and communities benefitting from a home or school, we achieved aiding in the  development of the most families in Constru Casa´s history!

 We would like to give a huge thank you to the donors, businesses, churches, foundations, volunteers, and individuals for making this possible.  Thanks to you, more families are seeing their dreams come true and a better future for their families. 

We would like to give a huge thank you to the donors, businesses, churches, foundations, volunteers, and individuals for making this possible.  Thanks to you, more families are seeing their dreams come true and a better future for their families. 

What we have accomplished in 2016 inspires us to do better and build better lives in Guatemala. 

 


2017 Goals

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In 2017 we will maintain our focus on community development through providing dignified housing, the construction of schools and other community building, and by offering education and health programs to the families most in need.  As always, we will continue to do this work through the cooperation with local organizations. 

This is the year in which we hope to construct house number 1000!  It will be a huge achievement and a big step in the life of Constru Casa and in the lives of so many families. 

We would also like to build more schools, a clinic, and bathroom facilities for schools.  Additionally we will continue to help more families in their health and hygiene by providing fuel efficient stoves and water filters.  They are very simple services and programs, but they make a huge impact on a family´s health. 

We would like to mention that in the communities of Xepatan, Balanya, San Francisco el Alto, Jocotenango, Ceylan, y Samox (located all across the country) we have community projects planned, with houses as well as other community programs, thanks to the support of groups of donors and volunteers.  This is a huge accomplishment for Constru Casa and we hope to be able to reach many more families in need!

Our biggest challenge for 2017 will be the construction of house #1000. You can help us through our #Reachthe1000! campaign and by sharing Constru Casa´s story with your friends, professional contacts, family members, etc.  Thanks to you, we have built houses and schools, block by block, one by one, and we hope that you can continue your support. 

 

How you can help

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To reach our goals we know that we need effort and dedication.  Each of you is essential to Constru Casa and the families that we hope to help.  We hope that we can continue to count on your support. 

 

You can help us in the following ways:

 

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual donations: here
  • Donate directly to our account: here
  • Help by volunteering, or forming a group of volunteers to build a house: here
  • Create a fundraising campaign on our website: here
  • And of course, you can always be an ambassador by helping promote our work through your contacts: here

We will be happy to follow up with you individually and together we will find a way to change lives in Guatemala!

Thank you very much and have a great year!

 Carolien van Heerde and the Constru Casa Team

Be part of the history of Constru Casa, be part of the House # 1000!

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