Photo: Casita Linda Home
Partnering with the Mexican non-for-profit Casita Linda, the more than $9000 raised from the Rotary’s Film and Food Festival last November will build an adobe house for a needy family in Guanajuato Mexico. With a grand total of $9196, the Rotary will also be able to pay for solar collectors and a water pump as well.
According to the organization’s website,www.casitalinda.org,( See their Video Below) many of Mexico’s poorest families own a small piece of land as a result of the ejido reforms of the 20th century, but are living in unsafe inadequate shelters.
Today, Casita Linda has built homes for more than 40 families. The houses can be built at very low cost because of the abundant availability of adobe, explained Jeremy Coleman, chairman of the Brattleboro Rotary’s International Committee.
The families who are selected for assistance have been living for years in make shift structures where they suffer exposure to rain and cold. Casita Linda (which means “pretty little House) is located in San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding areas in the state of Guanajuato Mexico.