The Greatness Foundation and PLUS Development Group partner for an impactful weekend giving back and building two homes in Mexico.
Maneadero, mexico | October 6-8, 2018
UPDATE: We are over capacity for house build volunteers to join us. We would still love your support for fundraising and spreading the word, please contact us if you know any businesses interested in sponsoring.
MEET THE FAMILIES
Eugenio Lopez and Aurelia Solano family
:Eugenio (34 year old) and Aurelia (36 year old) have 4 kids; Olga (16 year old) works in the field and studied up to 6th grade. Maritza (13 year old) is a 6th grader and loves going to school. Angelica is a 7 year old. Daniela is a 4 year old.
They came to Ensenada 2 years ago from Oaxaca to be able to provide a better life and education for their family. Eugenio the dad works in the fields. Eugenio said he would feel happy if he gets a new house because winter is coming and its starts raining and the water comes in the house and it would helpful to have a safe place to sleep. The house they live now is made out of second hand wood, they have no floor, some family members sleep on the dirt, there is no insulation which makes it hard for them to stay warm during low temperatures. They would like their house painted blue..
Juana Lopez and Jilevaldo Aguda family
Juana is 30 and Jilevaldo is 27 and they have to kids: Luis Fernando (2 year old) and Jonathan (11 months old.) Juana’s brother, Alfonso Lopez (30 year old), lives with them. Juana is stay home mom, while the two men work in the field with a salary of 10 dollars per day.
The couple have been married for 4 years and since then they have been living in this land. They live in a trailer home. The owner of the trailer let them live here for a while, until he was going to sell the trailer. With a lot of sacrifices Jivaldo was able to purchase this trailer from the owner with his savings. They may have a roof over their head, but it’s infested with all kinds of bugs. During summer it gets very hot. The pediatrician has said the kids get constantly dehydrated because of the extreme temperature inside the house. Juana’s brother, Afonso, stays in a second room that is made out of plastic.
Frequently asked questions, answered:
1) The drive to Maneadero, MX is 2.5 hours from San Diego, safe, on paved roads.
2) Everyone will have an opportunity to build the home and support with the community programs.
3) No experience is necessary! All you need is a big heart and a positive attitude :)
4) You're welcome to stay for all or part of the build weekend, whatever works best with your schedule.
5) The trip is very SAFE and accommodations for the weekend are in a gated community.