Aug 27, 2013

The story of Dona Victoria e Don Delfin's home

Andean landscape
Andean landscape

After a few months from the launch of our project on Global Giving platform, here are the first achieved results! And sorry once again for the delay!

Thanks to the first donations received, we are providing for the enlargement of Doña Victoria e Don Delfín's home; she is 78 and he is 83, at least it is what their old minds can remeber. They live with the outcome of a little land that surround their home and with their seven sheeps. They live in a pueblo of about 3000 people, included the inhabitans of the 14 surrounding rural communities. The nearest city is far three hours by car.

Victoria and Delfin's home has presently two rooms: one for sleeping and one used as a store for land products and work tools, but with our, and YOUR help, now they will be able to have a real kitchen with external ventilation, avoiding to cook in the same room where they go to sleep. The two elderly people already have the "adobes" ( the mud and straw briks typical of Andean homes), but only thanks to your donations it was possible for them to receive the free manpower and provide for the purchase of tiles. One italian guy, OMG volunteer, is engaged in the kitchen's building with the help of a little team: one "maestro", expert briklayer and two guys from Guanazàn. Instead, the tiles have been made by the artisans of the cooperative that is in the pueblo, who, once every two week, work as volunteers for poor people. We would also provide for the repair of the present roof, which is quite weak on the left side, by changing the tiles. Timbers needed for the roof building will be recycled from a little home never terminated, set just a little higher and belonging to the couple and their sons, who, like most of the guys in those areas, have migrated to the city. Victoria and Delfin never stopped to thanks for what they received, and to the question "what we could do more for you?" Señora Victoria answers: "you could gift an hearing aid to my houseband, "ese vejo no escucha nada!!!"

Don Delfin and Dona Victoria's home
Don Delfin and Dona Victoria's home
the home and its weak roof on the left side
the home and its weak roof on the left side
Don Delfin and Dona Victoria
Don Delfin and Dona Victoria
briks for the new kitchen
briks for the new kitchen
 
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