Build a School from Recycled Materials for Maya

by Long Way Home, Inc.
Nov 4, 2008

Arrival to view new building construction

Children and mother enjoying Parque Chimya
Children and mother enjoying Parque Chimya

I arrived in Comalapa yesterday to view the completion of the tire house and begin work for our GlobalGiving Challenge. I was greeted at Parque Chimya by a mother and a group of 6 children happily enjoying the well cultivated gardens and the beautiful fields. They were eager to pose for a picture and I have included it here. The tire house is now occupied and has a functioning kitchen and running water. This is a successful prototype for future building. I climbed the steep hill and found a group of boys and young men having a competitive game of soccer on the grass soccer field on a sunny Sunday afternoon. All is well and thriving at Parque Chimya.

Tire house is beautiful.
Tire house is beautiful.
Parque is well cultivated and presents a tranquil respite from h
Parque is well cultivated and presents a tranquil respite from h

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Long Way Home, Inc.

Location: Woodburn, OR - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mateo Paneitz
Executive Director
Georgetown, MA United States

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