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Help Complete Juana’s Home

    You can help fulfill our commitment to build a house for Juana and her family in Guatemala with Pura Vida.  Virtual build week has passed, but we are still about $2500 short on our commitment to fund construction for her new home.  You can make a donation of any size to the construction fund by visiting the Pura Vida webpage specifically dedicated to FUMC’s build (  Simply scroll down to the box headed by:

    I want to support this project!

    and enter the amount you’d like to give. You will be taken to Pura Vida’s secure site where you can enter your credit card information.  You will receive an email confirming your tax deductible donation.  It’s that easy!

    A Home for Juana and her Family

    Juana Gomez Tiu, 45, works as a maid to provide for her family.  She has two children, Jesus (15) and Brenda (12), a nephew Rudy (22) and her mother (72) all living under the same roof.  The family currently lives in a rented house made of adobe and sheet metal. We are in the process of providing them with their own home in the Quiché Department of Guatemala; a two room house made of cinder block.  Each room has a window and a front door that can be locked.

    Below are some photos of progress made on the house during the virtual construction work week.