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Nikki and Paul have gotten to know Vanesa and her two daughters during their travels to the town of Puerto Penasco, Mexico and are asking for your urgent assistance to help build Vanesa a new home!
Vanesa has two daughters; Alisson, 12, and Lupita who is 4 years old. Two years ago, Vanesa went through a very difficult divorce that left her to care for her two children with no support from their father.
Lupita was born 3 months premature which has resulted in sever epilepsy requiring daily medication. There are no government resources to assist Lupita in Mexico, so doctor visits and medication have been a constant burden on the family.
Vanesa earned her income selling souvenirs on the local beach, but tourist traffic has stopped for many months because of the Covid-19 leaving her no source of income in a city that is struggling. She has been forced to moved into a small shack with gaping holes in the walls, no electricity, and no drinkable water. They have one twin bed and a couch that they share at night. Their toilet facilities are very unhealthy, and they must travel a half mile to a neighbor’s home where they store their food.
We have visited with Vanesa’s and her daughters many times. While other families have asked for assistance, Vanesa’s pride never took her there. Vanesa’s goal has been to simply work hard and provide for her family. Vanesa has earned our respect and trust.
Vanesa is in an impossible situation and we ask that you consider donating so that we can assist her to build a safe and functional home. Arrangements have been made with an amazing local charity, Young Life, to provide all the labor. Vanesa simply need materials. Our goal is to build Vanesa, Alison and Lupita a two-room home with running water and electricity. A private area is essential with a shower and toilet to protect these young children from predators. If enough funds are donated, we will expand that to include a bathroom and a second bedroom. Time is critical. Please donate now so that construction can begin quickly so that this family can move in before the chilly nights of winter are upon them.