Constru Casa – Newsletter March 2021
Dear Friends, This is the first newsletter of 2021. We hope it finds you well and that you are all healthy and safe. All of you are very important to us, as well as the families and communities that we serve.

At Constru Casa we are very thankful for another year full of challenges, and we are ready to help create a better future for the families we work with. We finished last year saying: “together we are building better lives in Guatemala” and we plan to continue working with that same passion and heart heading into this new year. Gracias Amigos, for helping us to continue working in our mission to build better lives.

New Work In 2021

In 2021 we are ready to help communities affected by the hurricanes Eta and Iota, which hit Guatemala badly in November of last year.

Sebol, located near the Atlantic coast, is a community of 250 families and was actually destroyed by Eta and Iota. We will be working on several projects for the reconstruction of this community. First, Constru Casa will work together with the affected people, on digging a ditch and building a dike to protect the village from the nearby river. Also, we will be providing water filters, protective masks, and hand gel to all of the families— we are sure that this will make a huge difference for all affected families. Working step by step to protect the community through construction will give the gift of a better future to the people of the Sebol community. 

We want to thank the David Weekley Family Foundation, and the USA Embassy for their collaboration and support: thank you, friends!

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News From the USA

We would like to thank Jim Hille for his time as the board president of Friends of Constru Casa and for his continued support—thank you Jim your help means so much.

With that, we would like to introduce our new board president Lee Kreimer. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Lee Kreimer is passionate about Constru Casa’s programming and mission that build self-sufficiency and restore dignity with the construction of every home. She has worked with a number of immigrant and refugee-focused nonprofits in Nebraska in both the direct service and public policy spheres, with a focus on refugee resettlement and organizational management and operations. In her free time, Lee enjoys camping, traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.

Help Us To Help 

As you know, the Covid-19 pandemic still affects everyone. Here in Guatemala, our people are begging for a better life, as well as for a decent and safe house.The good news is, that we are receiving volunteer groups again and that it is possible to travel through Guatemala again. We are very much looking forward to receiving new volunteers in 2021!

Do you want to give us a helping hand? Do you want to become a part of a volunteer group? Would you like to know how you can help? Contact us and become a part of a group of people who are creating a big impact in the lives of many Guatemalans in need.

We have many families and communities selected that we would like to help during 2021. And we are very motivated to continue “building better lives in Guatemala”! Are you willing to help us to aid families in Guatemala? Please, contact us at voluntario@construcasa.org, we would love to receive you here in Guatemala, to work together on the construction of a home for a needed family, together with you!