Project # 6 Guatemala
Who: International Volunteer Headquarters
What: Building homes and schools
When: April, 2014
Why: The housing deficit in Guatemala is estimated at 1.2 million. Many of these families live in poorly constructed houses made of unstable materials, such as adobe, metal sheets, or wood planks. I will be working with families and other volunteers along with a local foreman who provides guidance and training. We will be laying brick, doing carpentry, painting, laying tile, and landscaping.