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Global Village - Building in Mexico

Chacala- Nayarit, Mexico

Habitat Cape Cod sent a team to Chacala, Mexico from Saturday, March 9th to Sunday, March 17th. Volunteers assisted a family in constructing a home and learned about the community and culture of Mexico. 

Monday - The team stated working Monday!  They met the family first - Johnny works at a pineapple farm and Fabiola stays home to care for their kids Humberto and Fatima. After a safety and construction orientation, the team started mixing mortar, leveling the floor, moving blocks, and building walls. By the end of the day, they were ahead of schedule!

Tuesday - The team continued to mix mortar, move blocks, and raise the walls on Tuesday. The homeowners are working with the team every day. It’s so far a unique opportunity to lean more about this Mexican community.

Wednesday - The Global Village team finished raising the walls!  After work on Wednesday, they visited the pineapple farm where the homeowner works and learned about the process of growing and harvesting.  

Thursday - The Global Village team continued to learn and build on Thursday. They visited a brick factory to see how the materials they are using are made, and then mixed more concrete and pored some columns on the house!  They leveled the floor before making visits to other homes built by Habitat partner families. No one can believe tomorrow will be the last day - the week flew by!

Friday - The team finished working on Johny and Faby’s home on Friday. It was an emotional goodbye! Everyone enjoyed the week and can’t wait to share their experiences with the HFHCape Cod community when they return.

The 2019 Trip was led by Tricia Vos, who has led Global Village Trips all over the world and is certified by Habitat International. 

Email Tara@habitatcapecod.org to learn more!