Proyecto Abrigo was founded in 1996 by Rev. Jose Luis Portillo in Tierra Nueva, Mexico. Since then, over 7,000 homes, two churches, a medical clinic, and a vocational school have been built to serve the poorer communities outside of Juarez, Mexico. The houses, built of cinder block, measure 12' by 24' and have a cement floor. Each team is aided by maestros, who show the team how to mix mortar and cement, and lay the blocks. The family, when able, helps the team with the building of their new home. At the end of the week, the team and family participate in a house dedication. The total cost for building a home is $3,200. Teams stay in cinder block dorms located within an enclosed compound built similarly to the houses they are constructing. Bunk beds with foam pads lien the large sleeping rooms. Running water, toilets, and showers are available in each dorm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining hall at the dorms every day. Wireless internet is also available at the dorms.
For more information about upcoming trips, contact Oscar Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.