Oruro, Bolivia (March 2023)

The team had an amazing week in Bolivia working with the Fuller Center for Housing. Our team of 13 volunteers made great progress on a new home for Julio and his 12 year old daughter Juliet. We worked side by side with local masons, translators, other staff members and our fantastic bus driver turned wheelbarrow pusher!

The Fuller Center Bolivia was started by two brothers, Carlos and Alex Aramayo, who had previously built 600-700 homes through an independent organization. They joined the Fuller Center so they could be part of something larger and have a greater reach. Their focus is primarily in working with indigenous families who have been lured to the city with hope for a better life, but find themselves living on the urban periphery in expensive, less than ideal conditions. Our team was the first to visit the new project location in Oruro – a special treat!

About the Global Builders Program

Global Builders is The Fuller Center for Housing’s short term volunteer program, sending teams on domestic and international home-building trips, where partner families help build the homes and then will repay the cost on a no-interest basis to help more local families. All trips are hosted by our trustworthy Fuller Center covenant partners around the world, who love having volunteers join them in serving God by partnering with the poor. 

For more information or to join a team, visit https://fullercenter.org/global-builders/

About The Fuller Center for Housing

The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide. Their foundational principles include the beliefs that: We are part of a God movement, and movements don’t just stop. We have been called to this housing ministry; we didn’t just stumble into it. We are unashamedly Christian, and enthusiastically ecumenical. We aren’t a church but we are a servant of the Church. We are faith-driven, knowing that after we’ve done all we can do the Lord will help finish the job — something that requires us to stretch beyond our rational reach. We are a grass-roots ministry, recognizing that the real work happens on the ground in communities around the world through our covenant partners — so a large, overseeing bureaucracy isn’t needed. We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and believe that it says that we shouldn’t charge interest of the poor, so we don’t. Government has a role in our work in helping set the stage, but that we shouldn’t look to it as a means to fund the building of homes.

To learn more, visit https://fullercenter.org.

This post contains information provided by the Fuller Center for Housing.  Their help and support is much appreciated.

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