In less than a week, another group of volunteers will head to the Dominican Republic to build Cambiando Vidas’ 22nd home. The group, lead by Mark Grossman, is comprised of families, friends and several former volunteers. The team will be building a house for soon to be first time homeowners Denny and Elizabeth Guzman.
Denny Alberto Fernandez (known in the community as Neno), his wife Elizabeth and their two-year-old son, Frangeliz, will be the proud homeowners of Cambiando Vidas’ 22nd home. Neno works as a farmer on has family’s land and is studying at the university to become a computer engineer. Elizabeth takes care of the family and is also studying at the unviersity to become a teacher.
The family currently lives in a borrowed house that they share with Neno’s brother, Wascar, and his family. The 250 square foot house has two small bedrooms, one for each family, an outoor kitchen and a common family room. Although the house has electricity it has no indoor plumbing. The latrine outside serves as a bathroom. The house is made of concrete, palm wood and corrugated aluminum.
The Guzman family has lived in the community for their entire life, but they have always dreamed of having a house of their own. When they heard about Cambiando Vidas they immediately applied and have volunteered their time to help build several other families’ homes.
You can help the Guzman family’s dream come true. Donations alone will help cover the cost of the house ($10,000 USD). If you would like to contribute monetarily or are interested in volunteering in the future, please visit:www.cambiandovidas.info or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org