Casita Linda, A.C. January 1, 2011
Quarterly Project Report www.casitalinda.org
There were more than 18 days this past December (2010) when the temperature dropped below freezing at night, in the campo around San Miguel de Allende. That is cold by anyone’s definition!
Many of the families we serve are living in circumstances that don’t provide shelter from these freezing temperatures. This puts them at severe risk, and these conditions are particularly difficult for the elderly or for those who are already suffering from one illness or another.
I am happy to report that Casita Linda just recently completed building our 35th home for the desperately poor living in this area of Central Mexico.
Thanks to you and other donors, Juana Rendon and her family now have a small home that is safe and secure and which will protect them from the severe weather. We designed their home with a special room where Maria de la Luz, their disabled daughter, is able to do her weaving of small baskets to help supplement the family income. Thanks to your generosity, Juana, Maria, and her younger brothers Juan Gabriel and Mario Fernando, will have decent shelter this winter and for the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, there still are many other families like Juana’s who need basic housing. The cold nights have an intense impact on the homeless. The fortunate ones live in humble dwellings covered by found pieces of tin or plastic tarp. The less fortunate families live in the open air, huddled together to battle the cold nights after the sun sets in this high desert region.
There are countless others like Juana and her family. They are hardworking and industrious people whose fundamental quality of life would improve if they lived in a Casita Linda house. And so we ask for your help in making 2011 a record-breaking year in the annals of Casita Linda’s history. Your generosity, when combined with the gifts of others, will allow us to build at least 7 new homes this year. The need is truly urgent.
We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas with us. How might we further improve the living circumstances of these desperately poor families? Please add a comment to our report, or email your questions and suggestions to us directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
William Greenfield, Executive Director, Casita Linda, A.C., San Miguel de Allende, MX
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