It goes without saying that quality housing is of utmost importance. Living in a cornstalk home means that families cannot focus on important things like getting work, going to school, their health and safety. Having a safe roof over a family’s head can make a huge difference in their life; A corn stalk shack can wash away during rainy season without warning, however this sturdy block home will alleviate this threat.
From Houses To Homes build homes are made of cement blocks and use stucco, and they painted by colors chosen by the homeowner. At the end of the week when the home has been completed, the families find it difficult to express their deep gratitude to the volunteers (LINK TO VOLUNTEER PAGE). For all involved, this is a fulfilling, and emotional experience. Though many of the indigenous families speak only a Mayan dialect, and communication can be challenging; smiles, laughter, and joyful tears are universal.