Here in Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, the house we are building for our beneficiary family is coming along. We have already cleared the site, poured the foundation, and built some of the walls. Our site ends at that low brick wall. The unfinished house, behind, and the concrete-block wall, adjacent, are the neighbors’. We are doing everything we can to preserve a giant mango tree, which shades the site. We were worried about the branches and the roots, but we worked around them.
Earlier this month, MicroAidreturned to Mexico to continue the project we started in March of 2020. At that time, we had selected a beneficiary family and were planning to rebuild their house after the old one was destroyed by the Chiapas earthquake in 2017. Since then, the family of six has been living in a makeshift one-room structure that is neither comfortable nor secure. Throughout the pandemic, we have stayed in contact, and we assured them that MicroAid would eventual