A family member shows a volunteer how it's done.
Casita Linda, A.C. July 31, 2011
Quarterly Project Report www.casitalinda.org
We are happy to report that Casita Linda just recently completed building our 41st home for the desperately poor living in this area of Central Mexico.
One of the criteria we apply in selecting a family is that they or members of their extended family are willing to contribute in as many ways as possible to the construction of their casita. This help takes many forms, including the digging of the foundation, helping to carry bricks and mortar to those who are building the walls, assisting with painting the metal doors and window frames built on site, soaking bricks in water to get them ready to use, and contributing a few tortillas to inspire the work crew.
Pictures of the family members and other volunteers are included in the attached document. Please open this to see the pictures listed below:
Ceci and her family
Ceci's extended family helping to mix cement and carry it to our work crew
Ana Cristina, about 6 years old, carries a bucket of cement just her size
Ana on a ladder, handing up the bucket of cement to Sid, one of our regular volunteers
Enrique, an 11 year old, comes after school and on Saturdays to help us. We built a casita for his family last year
Pablo, another volunteer learning new skills as he helps build a Patsari stove
Ceci paints a coat of primer on the metal window frames built on site
Little Remedios, the youngest in the family, is not to be left out as she carries a brick
Another young daughter shovels sand into a wheelbarrow, showing a new volunteer how it's done
Ceci and her daughters cook up a few tortillas as a snack for the work crew
There are countless other families of 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.
Let us know if you would like to receive a progress report (with photos) as we build our casitas.
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: email@example.com
William Greenfield, Executive Director, Casita Linda, A.C., San Miguel de Allende, MX
Ceci and her beautiful family.