Casita Linda, A.C. October 30, 2011
Quarterly Project Report www.casitalinda.org
I am happy to report that Casita Linda just recently completed building our 43rd home for the desperately poor living in this area of Central Mexico.
In addition to bringing you up to date on several of our newest families for whom we have built homes, I am excited to report that we are well on our way to completing a record nine houses in 2011. As noted in our Fall Newsletter, with the completion of this casita, a total of 48 individuals, one as young as four months of age, will have been placed in small, safe and secure Casita Linda homes thus far in 2011.
We are very proud of this achievement and of our Mexican construction team, our volunteer coordinators, and our short-term visiting volunteers who stop by to help us while they are vacationing in San Miguel de Allende. However, if it were not for the incredible generosity and continuing support of our donors there would be little to celebrate. We truly depend on your financial contributions. And there is no such thing as a “too small” donation. Every donation makes a difference for a family in need of adequate housing. Pictured below are “before” and “after” pictures that reflect the improved housing Casita Linda provides with your help:
Please click on the 1st attachment --- "Before"
Please click on the 2nd attachment --- ""A Proud Family"
We are now on the 5th day of building Casita 44. Because of the needs of the Gomez family and the fact that there had been a partial foundation previously built on their property, we slightly modified our medium size casita to take advantage of the existing construction. This enabled us to proceed more rapidly than normal and allowed us to take full advantage of the layout of the lot.
Thanks to you and other donors, Aguilar Gomez and his family now have a small home that is safe and secure, and which will protect them from the upcoming freezing temperatures common during the winter months. Many do not realize it but because San Miguel de Allende is located in Mexico’s high desert area in the middle of the country, winter temperatures often approach the 32 degree level at night in the countryside. Here are a couple of young sisters delighting in their new sleeping loft:
Please click on the 3rd attachment --- ""Sisters Survey Their New Loft"
There are countless others like Aguilar and his 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 2012 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 8 new homes during the coming 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: email@example.com
William Greenfield, Executive Director, Casita Linda, A.C., San Miguel de Allende, MX