Mexico Lifestyle & Entertainment News

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Politics
Issues &
Opinions
Business &
Finance
Health &
Evironment
Lifestyle &
Entertainment
Travel &
Outdoors
Science &
Technology

Volunteers Are Building Homes, Inspiring Hope for Mexico's Working Poor

Jacqueline Gulledge - CNN
go to original
March 20, 2017
Share



Homes of Hope International is a nonprofit organization that builds homes for families in need in the Baja region of Mexico (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCupvZG-5ko_eiXAupbDfxWw)

Many families in Mexico migrate to the country's Baja region on the West Coast seeking jobs and a better lives. Though they find employment, they often join the ranks of Mexico's "working poor," barely earning the equivalent of $100 a week.

Their homes are piecemeal, built out of scrap parts — some missing a roof and lacking electricity. These families want better homes, but simply can't afford them. One nonprofit organization is trying to to help.

Homes of Hope International builds houses for families in need - like the Noyes Cervantes family from Tijuana.

The family of six lives in a plywood and cinder block structure, measuring 6 feet by 10 feet, with a tarp for a roof and a dirt floor. Luis and Susana share a mattress on the ground with their four children. The family squeezes into the room, which barely holds the mattress, a rickety bookshelf to hold clothes, and a propane burner to cook food. There is no door or windows or even electricity. The only plumbing they have is their makeshift bathroom - a toilet, a hose for a shower, and a utility sink.

...The group's founder believes home ownership can help end a family's poverty. "When people get a house, they actually think differently about their future," says Homes of Hope's Sean Lambert. "In one generation, you can break the cycle of poverty over a family's life."'

Lambert says providing a safe, clean home can end poverty because families no longer have to save up to build a house. They can put that money towards their children's education, eat healthier food, and by no longer living a dirt floor - lower the risk of illnesses.

Since its first home in 1990, the organization has built more than 4,000 houses in the northern Baja region of Mexico. It's also expanded to other parts of the world such as Africa and Asia. The homes are built by volunteers who sign up to work a weekend alongside Homes of Hope staff. Each house is completed in two days - rain or shine.

Read the rest at Get Healthy

  Check out Habitat for Humanity Mexico

  Check out New Beginnings Mexico


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

CHARITY ALERT Vallarta Botanical Garden Needs Your Help

TripAdvisor singled out the Botanical Garden for removal and placed us on our own page in Cabo Corrientes.

Please write and ask TripAdvisor why all other Cabo Corrientes attractions are still on the Puerto Vallarta page while only the Garden was removed.

Click here to see all the details

Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

 

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

Craig's List in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness