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A group of Middlebury College students will be traveling to Guatemala over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. We will be working with Constru Casa, an organization in Guatemala that focuses on community development through housing, health and education related projects. Currently Guatemala, with 52% of its population living under poverty, faces a housing deficit of 1.7 million homes. What does housing insecurity imply? What are the different ways in which families can become socially and economically developed and independent? Our trip will not only focus on building houses, but will explore all of these questions and the reality behind Guatemala’s current situation.

MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

Comments Off on MAlt Guatemala: Building Communities

Dollars Raised: 128%

Funding Details

Deadline: Feb 06, 2016
Total needed: $2,000

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Leaders:

Grecia De La O Abarca '17, Acapulco, Mexico

Ana Sanchez Chico '18, Madrid, Spain

Participants:

Naing Thant Phyo '18, Taunggyi, Myanmar

Michael Nunziante '19, Stanford, CT

Maya Norbu '18.5, Crestone, CO

Diana Luna '16, Mexico City, Mexico/San Antonio, TX

Estelle Lopez '18, Wallingford, CT

Bao Lin Xu '16, Chicago, IL

Razan Jabari '18, Hebron, Palestine

Mohamed Hussein '17, Cairo, Egypt

Javier del Cid '18, Guatemala

Jose (Alfredo) Torres '19, San Jose, Costa Rica


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