House Build Project (Baja Mexico)

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Raised by 47 people in 9 months
Building a home for a family in need: September 8-10, 2017. 

We'll be returning to Maneadero, Mexico to build another house from the ground up. Families are currently living with dirt for floors, pallets for walls, and a tarp for roofs.

Every donation helps and goes towards:

- An experienced staff that provides logistics, set-up, guidance and interpreters.
- Construction materials, equipment, and every other needed element to build a 16 X 20 insulated home on a concrete slab with electrical wiring.
- Service programs and outreach in the community and local orphanage.

1) For those interested in joining us, the trip is very SAFE. Accommodations for the weekend are in a gated community. Your stay, all meals and expenses are covered in your $300 donation.

2) The drive is to Ensenada is 2.5 hours from San Diego. It is safe, on paved roads. When the participants are confirmed, I will work with everyone to arrange transportation, carpools, etc.

3) Everyone will have an opportunity to build the home, volunteer at the orphanage, and support with the community programs.

4) No experience is necessary! All you need is a big heart and a positive attitude :)

5) You're welcome to stay for all or part of the build weekend, whatever works best with your schedule.

Here is a photo from our build earlier this year, May 2017: 

Thank you for your support.

- Mike and The Greatness Foundation Team
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making this project a reality!

I love the quote by Margaret Mead - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

That's exactly what happened this past weekend and I can't thank you enough for your support.

As I spoke with Antonia (the recipient of the home - a single mother living on a dirt floor with her children), she mentioned she had been, “praying for this home for 11 years.”

Her prayers were answered by YOU who saw this project and believed in the mission.

** If you’d like to get involved with the next Greatness Foundation house build project December 8-10, more info here: www.thegreatnessfoundation.com/mexico **

Grateful for your contribution and support,

Mike and The Greatness Foundation Team
Made possible with your contributions!
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Meet the beautiful Cruz family who will receive a new home next weekend with your support!

Antonia Cruz is a 35 year old single mother of 4 children. She works every day, cleaning houses, with no day of rest. She makes $1,000 pesos per week, about $60.

Her children are:
Jose, 18
Luis, 16
Carlos, 13
Gricelda, 9

Pardon the broken english (translated from interviews with the family:

The entire family has endured great poverty and hunger. As a result of Antonia’s husband leaving her for another woman, she moved near the border, working in strawberry fields and sending money home to Oaxaca.

About three times per year, she was able to save enough money to visit her children, who stayed with their grandmother. She visited as often as she could (it's a three-day drive from Tijuana to Oaxaca).

After working and saving enough money to bring her children up north, her eldest son Jose told her repeatedly that soon she would not have to worry about anything, that he would work very hard so that she would no longer suffer.

Even now, nine years later, Antonia believes that he works to fulfill that promise. He does not take a single day off from his work in the fields. If there is a new job he has never done before that he is asked to do, he does everything in his power to learn it, with an eye toward learning as much as possible and earning more money.

Jose and his brother have never gone past elementary school, because they realized how poor they were and felt compelled to go to work. Carlos and Gricelda are still in school.

They own two plots of land; one is completely paid off and the other is almost paid off.

Now all they need is a house as they have been living on the dirt floor and plywood/tarps for walls that you see in the photos.

** Although we're over capacity for greatness heroes joining us for the weekend, please share and pledge so we can hit our fundraising goal **

[ DO YOU KNOW A BUSINESS THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BEING A CORPORATE SPONSOR? - Donations are tax deductible; The Greatness Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit ]

Thank you to everyone that has contributed in making this project a reality!

- Mike and The Greatness Foundation Team

PS: For those joining us for the weekend, make sure to join the FB group to stay in touch and receive the itinerary/waiver/carpool info: www.facebook.com/groups/mexhousebuild
The beautiful Cruz family
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