|Veronica, second from right.|
The tragedy of Luis' death seemed even greater when we thought about how close Luis had come to realizing a long-time goal of building his own dream house. We had been planning over the past year to help Luis and his family build a new house this May. Luis had settled up all of his other financial obligations so that he would qualify for a loan through the credit union. The credit union had agreed to make its very first home loan ever. Money was being raised to set up a rotating fund that would be used for building more houses in the future.
A multi-discipline team of students from The Ohio State University had been working out the details
|Esperanza (Hope) and her three children.|
The dream will continue for Luis' family. The team of students from Ohio State is still planning to come down and work alongside community members in the construction of the house. Locally available materials, such as sand and gravel, are still be collected. We will continue to go over design ideas with the family.
If you would like to be a part of the dream, you can make an online donation to the cost of the materials for the house.