Aura's House

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This site was originally created to raise $4500 to build a safe, sturdy brick home for 11-year-old Aura Hernandez and her family in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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Aura-- age 9

Aura: at Age 9.
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Aura currently lives one of the poorest neighborhoods in Guatemala City.The family has a monthly income of $74.

This website was created by Kristen Palana, Aura's sponsor through Children International. We have now successfully raised enough money for Aura's House and construction has begun in January 2005.

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This virtual house built up brick by brick to reflect how close to the goal of $4500 we were.

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$5000 Raised for a new home and furniture! $700 Raised for Aura's School! Thank You.

Construction on Aura's House was finished as of June 2005! See the pictures. See the June Newsletter and the March Newsletter for more photos of the house under construction.

The Family's New Home is Now Complete!

Aura in front of her new house
Aura, her Mom, and her younger siblings posing outside the house just before it was completed. See pics of Aura and her family when they found out the good news.

The Guatemala field office overseeing Aura's case began in construction on a new house for her family in January 2005. House details. More updates coming in the weeks and months ahead.

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In 2005 Children International launched an online fundraising tool inspired by Aura's House called SponsorThon. Since then, it has now grown and evolved into the Lift One Project.

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