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Complete: Room Construction Project for Eber Danilo (8) of Guatemala: $1,529 Raised! Thank you!

1 January 2013 2 Comments

This Project is now complete. Launched January 18, 2012. Completed December 26, 2012.

Room Construction Project for Eber Danilo (8) of Guatemala.

Our goal is to raise $1500.

$1,529 raised! Thank you!
Donations of at least $10 to this project automatically entered you in our Holiday Raffle.

Special Thanks to: Elvis Kibiti, who donated $150 and is having this generous gift matched by his company, Apple. Also, special thanks to Julia Alenina-Seutkina for her generous $400 donation that helped us break $1,000. Also, special thanks to Jeff and Suzzanne Cutler for their generous donation which helped to close this project.

Eber Danilo (8) lives in rural Guatemala in a one room home with his parents and two siblings.  The family’s home has a concrete floor and a corrugated metal roof.  This small space only fits two beds for five people.  Eber’s mother is a homemaker and his father is a butcher making their total family income $234 a month. Children International has communicated that the best way to improve the quality of life for Eber and his family would be to build an extra room where the children could sleep and do homework.  Eber’s sponsor, Julia, and Aura’s House would like to construct this extra space with help from donors like you.  We aimed to raise $1500 for blocks, cement, iron, gravel, sand, sheets, coastals, and labor. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible.

See photos of Eber in his completed new room and read a letter of thanks to his sponsor.

Eber Danilo (8)

Room Construction Breakdown:
700 Blocks
15 sacks of cement
4 quintals of iron 3/8
1 quintal of iron 3 ¼
2 meters of gravel
3 meters of sand
10 thin-sheets of 12 ft
3 coastals
15 pounds of iron
Labor
Grand Total: $1500.00

Eber is the sponsored child of Julia A. of Toronto, Canada.

Julia writes:

“Eber Danilo is an eight year old boy from rural Guatemala. I started sponsoring him in October 2010 after having found out that he has been waiting for a sponsor for over a year and none of his other siblings were sponsored at the time. The more I learned about Eber Danilo’s family, the more I wanted to help out. I’ve sent a request asking if the family was interested in starting an Income Generating Project. The local Children International office responsed that the family simply does not have space for anything of that kind and as much as they appreciate the offer, there just isn’t enough physical space to start such a project. That was a reality check. A family of 5 people living in ONE room plus a tiny kitchen. There’s enough room for two beds in the room and that leaves just barely enough space to fit in a small table and a chair or two. The plot of land on which the family home is built is so tiny that if the family wanted to expand, the only way they could do this would be to build upward. This fundraiser is to help the family add some desperately needed space and privacy to their home. A second room built on top would at least allow another bed to be added so everyone could sleep better and more comfortably. It would also provide some space for all three of the siblings to do homework.”

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2 Comments »

  • Faye Rose said:

    Hi there! You know, you have a good heart. I admire you. Hope that many people will read this article and many will reach their hand to support the family of Eber Danilo.

  • Julia A. said:

    Thank you, Faye! I know that having an extra room will have an incredible impact on the family’s well being. 🙂

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