In the poorest areas of highland Guatemala, improper building materials, a lack of appropriate resources, and unsustainable architecture turn houses to rubble in the blink of an eye. Many indigenous families live in makeshift homes that are constructed of nothing more than cornstalk or cardboard walls with dirt floors. Living in these conditions strips families of dignity and hope, while fueling chronic health problems.
We are excited to announce that Tala will be partnering with, From House to Homes, a nonprofit that works with some of the poorest indigenous Guatemalans to create sustainable homes that are culturally appropriate, and affordable to maintain.
The families we will be working with reside in corn stalk shacks that continuously wash away during rainy season without warning. Therefore, we intend to build 13 X 19 stucco block homes in hopes that simple elements like a lockable door will provide families with security and a roof will provide families with reliable protection from harsh weather conditions.
Anything you can spare goes a long way in rural Guatemala. And of course, all fiscal donations will go directly to this project.
As always, thank-you for even reading this. We look forward to doing our small part to make this world just a little bit better.