Mission Church partnered with Homes of Hope to build homes and bring hope to two families in desperate need in Tijuana, Mexico.
// FOOD - all meals are provided, including water and snacks at the build site.
// HOUSING - HOH will have housing available at each of their campuses.
// TRANSPORTATION - HOH will provide transportation from and to the San Diego airport and also to the build site.
// SAFE ENVIRONMENT - The HOH campuses are located in safe areas of the city. They have security guards and take all precautions to give you a safe experience.
// STAFF - HOH will provide the necessary staff for our team. This includes builders, translators, host, drivers, cooks, admin, etc.
// OTHER - Wi-Fi, team member travel insurance, bedding in rooms, HOH shirt, etc.
// No. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and can contribute. HOH build staff provides supervision and instruction.
// No. HOH will provide us with everything necessary to build the house. We bring the labor and they provide the staff and supervision
// ECONOMIC - A debt-free home helps leverage families out of poverty and it is estimate that it sets them ahead economically 7-10 years.
// EDUCATIONAL - Children who come back to a home the parents own are three times more likely to stay in school. (End Homelessness)
// HEALTH - A home with a solid floor reduces parasitic infections by 78%, reduces diarrhea by 49% and dramatically improves cognitive development in children. (World Bank)
// TRANSFORMED THINKING - Home ownership produces healthy long-term thinking in the life of a family, helping to break the cycle of poverty in one generation.
// SPIRITUAL IMPACT - The gift of a home on land the family owns is a practical demonstration of God's love to an impoverished family.
// A child without a home is three times more likely not to attend school. (Source: endhomelessness.org)
// 45% of the 127 million people of Mexico live below the poverty line. (Source: The World Post)
// Children without adequate shelter suffer more from anxiety, depression, withdrawal and other mental health problems. (Source: National Organization for Homeless)
// By 2020 over one billion people will be living in slums with inadequate housing. (Source: UN-Habitat Report)
// One in four Mexicans are classified as extremely poor and unable to afford adequate food or housing. (Source: Washington Post Foreign Service)
// Families must first show initiative by purchasing the land the home is to be built on.
// Families must have at least one child and low income, typically less than $125 a week.
// Families must work hard to prepare their land for the new house to be built, often spending days clearing the site, removing their old house and even building retaining walls.
// Families must work together with the visiting group to build the house.
// The HOH staff does an average of four site visits to verify the family applying for the home is a qualified candidate.
// It is very difficult to calculate a family's actual need by simply using the metrics above, so HOH has an in-depth application process that is overseen by their dedicated staff. Families come to their facility and apply in person.
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