We had an amazing week building two houses for famlies. The first family had 11 children – a total of 13 people living in a one room house with 3 beds. The second family had (only) 6 kids, a total of 8 people living in one room with 2 beds. They now have a concrete, dry structure with a front door, window and even a skylight!
It was wonderful for us to work side by side with them to give them a new home. Some pictures from the week are here:
We made it here to Guatemala! Mom, Dad and I are the only ones here in this house so far. This morning we woke up at 4 am. It was dark. We waited for the sun to come up so I could get a picture of one of the volcanos from the roof. Hope you like it.
Tomorrow things get started with our work. My friend Lucas is coming from America and he is bringing 75 backpacks for the kids at the orphanage. He is bringing his Mom and Dad too. Here is a picture of Lucas.
Scrase is still missing. He’s in Panama with his Mom and little brother. There is more to that story but you get the point. We will see them hopefully very late tonight.
Bronty and her family came from England with us. They are staying in another house. We are going to see them at my favourite place in Guatemala. Pollo Campero for some chicken.
We love the organization From Houses to Homes www.fromhousestohomes.org Working with them gives us an opportunity this year to build 3 houses for families that really need them. Here’s one of the families we will be meeting and builiding a house with. 11 kids!!
Hi guys. I’ve been going through my things and trying to fill up pencil cases to take with me next week when we go to Guatemala. Can you help?
Thanks to all my friends for coming to the Dog Show this year. We had a lot of fun, and we raised enough money to build 3 houses in Guatemala when we go at half term in October. 3 houses!!
I promise you will have fun. You, your family, your dog, food, fun and a day out together. What’s not to woof?
2014 was a great year for me. I got to do lots of things for my charity. The best part was going to Guatemala in October. We built two houses and climbed my volcano named Pacaya. I’ve been thinking a lot about going back to Guatemala and seeing how the kids are doing that we met. I wonder if they like their new home. I hope we have a chance ot make another family happy. Here’s a picture of me and my friiend Lucio with Marta and Luis.
The good thing is that me and my friends at school had a Christmas sale for my charity. We sold loads of little goodies and surprised everyone with how much money we raised. It was enough to almost buy another house in Guatemala. I hope next year we can do it again.
I forgot to show you pictures of the houses that we built. They were one story tall and had a concrete floor. I think they were so much better than the houses that they lived in originally.
In 2015 I want to have a dog show again, I want to come up with a recipe for Henry’s Hot Sauce, I want to buy more footballs for the kids …well we already have 100 that are waiting to be delivered…but you know what i mean. I want it to be the best year yet for helping Guatemala. Plus i am pretty excited about turning 11.
We have 6 kids as part of team. I can’t wait to see them play with the children in these families while we work with them during the week.
Lucas and I are starting to think about packing all of our stuff for the trip. I’m on footballs and he is on shoes. Mom and Solange are bringing eye glasses and other stuff. It’s going to be fun.
Thanks to everyone for coming to the first annual Dogs Got Talent Show. It was so much fun to see such a variety of dogs strolling around the garden.
There were so many people that baked, donated books and crafts, purchased fruit and veg and entered in the highly competitive dog events. You made it a really fun day for all of us and for that we are grateful. We raised enough money on the day to fund the building of another house (and safe stove) in Guatemala. Well done.