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San Pedro Casa Project

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Un groupe de bénévoles du Québec  dirigé par Jean-Marc La France de Gatineau planifie de recueillir des fonds pour améliorer le logement dans la communauté maya du village de San Pedro et des environs au lac Atitlán. Pour le moment, nous avons procuré des lits superposés à  une famille de huit enfants dont le père est absent et ils ont cessé de dormir sur le sol de leur unique pièce. Nous prévoyons agrandir leur petite maison en ajoutant un étage cet hiver. Une autre famille a vu le père mourir avant de mettre le toit sur la maison qu’il construisait. Nous espérons pouvoir construire le toit également cet hiver. Plus de détails plus tard.

The type of housing we hope to replace

 
A group of volunteers from Quebec, headed by Jean-Marc  La France from Gatineau, is working to collect funds to improve housing in the Mayan community of San Pedro by Lake Atitlán. We have already provided a fatherless family of eight children, and their mother, with bunk beds so that they will not have to continue sleeping on the floor of their small one-room house. If all goes well, we expect to add a second storey this winter. Another family, whose father died while building their house, needs a roof (literally) to finish the house and keep out the winter rains. We hope to construct this roof this winter also. More soon. 


The joy of having a real bed

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