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Small Project #22 for Naidelin of Guatemala Complete

25 January 2009 4 Comments

Small Project #22 launched December 8, 2008 and completed January 9, 2009. Stay tuned for updates and photos…

Our goal was to give Naidelin Beatriz Jimenez Hernandez (6) and her family of Guatemala City, Guatemala the gift of materials and supplies to build the family a sturdy concrete roof. We aimed to raise $502 All donations are 100% US Tax Deductible.

Meet Naidelin through photos and her profile.
Read a Letter from Children International describing the family’s needs.

See photos of Naidelin and her family receiving the construction materials and supplies to begin the family’s new roof.

Completed Construction Naidelin’s roof and additional room are complete. She also received pots and pans.

We Did It! $635 Raised!

Naidelin Beatriz Jimenez Hernandez (6)

The fundraiser for Small Project #22 was Olga Leon of Florida.
Olga writes,

“I have been sponsoring Naidelin for the past two years and have witnessed the efforts made by this family to get ahead.  She has two siblings ages 8 and 5.  She turned 6 last month and will start school in January 2009. When I started sponsoring her, the family was trying to survive on a $78 per month salary to support the five of them.

Even though her dad’s salary has improved, her siblings do not have a sponsor and even by providing them with an extra room (the father helped build it), bunk beds, and clothing, her parents still have to use the multipurpose room as a bedroom that also serves as a kitchen, living room and dining area and put up with the leaks.  The house does not have any plumbing other than a receptacle they fill up to take care of their water needs.  The roof is made out of aluminum panels that are rusty and need repair. (Cost: $200)

Instead of replacing the aluminum panels, the family would like to build a concrete roof (Cost: $500) to cover part of the house to solve the roofing problem and at the same time serve as a foundation so they are able to build an extra room on top in the future.

The father has experience with this type of work and is willing to provide the labor on weekends. His willingness to make the effort to improve his family members’ lives and to think ahead motivates me to help him out with his efforts and at the same time to give them a more sanitary way of life, some hope, and more space in the future.

If you can make a donation, no matter how little, we can help him start building the roof.”


Olga Leon


Thanks to all who donated to this completed project!


  • Olga Leon said:

    Any updates from CI about the building of the roof by Naidelin’s father?

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Not yet…
    CI sometimes is feast or famine with their updates. We should be getting an email update with photos soon though. Stay tuned.

  • Olga Leon said:

    I just received an E-mail from CI with pictures of the purchased materials. This is great news.

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Us too. I’ll be posting them tomorrow. 🙂

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