Video & pics of our work at La Gallina

November 27, 2011 - 19:14

Several months ago I sent out just one email asking for support with a Habitat project in Nicaragua. I was completely taken aback by the generosity of so many friends. All told, we contributed over $7000... almost enough to fully fund two houses!

In March I visited the project, and tried helping out with the construction. It was back-breaking work (literally), and I came away feeling very lucky that I sit behind a computer and talk for a living! - With ten other volunteers, we took almost a week just to build half a house and lay a floor! - When I left, the project was still only half finished with a lot of work ahead.

Recently I got news that the 25 house project has now been completed and the keys handed over to the new homeowners. This is really exciting, and I am overdue to share my experience with you. So, if you'll forgive my amateur video editing skills, here's a short 6 minute video of my experience along with pictures of the end result. :

Footage from the build on YouTube

I was very humbled by these donations, and it's good to know that tonight, in a small village in Nicaragua, there is a family with a solid roof over their head, and a safe home because of them.


More pictures on Flickr

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I first heard about Habitat through my friend Dave who traveled to Colombia in 2005. He worked there onsite for four months and single-handedly raised enough money to fund and build 26 homes. Dave also took the time and effort to write about his... More >

James Dilworth is raising money for New Housing in La Gallina, Nicaragua
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My Goal: $4,000

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