We built with indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, where families need a hand up to improve their shelter situation.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, one of Mexico’s best preserved Spanish colonial towns. was the setting for this build. A beautiful and touristic city, but 76 percent of the indigenous people there live in poverty. Our team built decent, sturdy homes using cement blocks.
This community does not often encounter outsiders, so the build was a great opportunity to see inside of a unique culture. Our volunteers learned as much as we contributed and strived for a true person-to-person exchange.