Past Projects

Baja, Mexico - June 2015

 

Our team of 47 Californians (mostly from the Napa Valley) built two homes, and provided dental & medical care for hundreds of residents of the San Quintin valley in rural Baja.

 

The field workers' strike from this spring produced a substantial raise (from an average of $.70/hr. to about $1.40/hr.)...but then all the workers were laid off.  One family told me that the workers would not have any work until December at the earliest.  

 

Luis (the father of house build #2) cried tears of joy when he saw his house for the first time.  He said it was only the 2nd time he had cried in his entire life!

Amazon River (Brazil) March 2015

 

Our team of 14 Napa Valley residents distributed 200 water filtration systems to the people of the Amazon River in Brazil.   We also worked in schools to teach children about clean water and good personal hygene.  

 

We spent 5 days and nights living on the river, talking with and interacting with the riberenos (river people) to understand what challenges they face simply trying to survive.  Clean water is a serious problem.  One man told us he has had malaria 6 times, but thinks that the dirty water disease is much worse.

 

We spend time with the community leaders in each village.  They are key to influencing villagers to continue to use their filtration systems appropriately.

Baja, Mexico - June 2014

 

Our team of 65 Californians (mostly from the Napa Valley) built one home, one school, and provided medical care for residents of the San Quintin valley in rural Baja.

 

Fieldwork is the most common job for locals, many beginning work in the fields around the age of 10.  Common pay is as little as $0.75/hour...12 hours per day, 6 days per week.  Many live in shacks built from cardboard or wodden pallets.  

After receiving a modest house, one mother of two young children said, "I have everything I could ever hope for."

 

Amazon River (Brazil) March 2014

 

Our team of 13 Napa Valley residents distributed 114 water filtration systems to the people of the Amazon River in Brazil.   We also worked in schools to teach children about clean water and good personal hygene.  

 

 

 

Baja, Mexico - June 2013

 

Our team of 59 Californians (mostly from the Napa Valley) built one home, one school, and provided medical care for residents of the San Quintin valley in rural Baja.

 

Fieldwork is the most common job for locals, many beginning work in the fields around the age of 10.  Common pay is as little as $0.75/hour...12 hours per day, 6 days per week.  Many live in shacks built from cardboard or wodden pallets.  

After receiving a modest house, one mother of two young children said, "I have everything I could ever hope for."

 

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707-840-HOPE (4673)

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107 Firefly Lane, Napa, CA  94558