For seven years, Amoveo Group has helped people across twelve countries. This was all possible through the thousands of short-term volunteers, interns, long-term staff, and countless donations. We are amazed at all the good that has been accomplished but also look to the future with great expectation.
Today, we are pleased to announce our new website at amoveogroup.org. Why a new site? For us, it's not about Amoveo Group looking great. It's about seeing broken systems fixed in communities all over the world. But, in order to see communities helped, we need to attract more volunteers, interns, staff, and donations.
We need you, and those around you, to clearly see why and how Amoveo Group helps, but also how you can be involved. Amoveo Group isn't about us and what we are doing. It is about all of us working together.
You will see on our new site that Projects are the focal point of what we do. Volunteer trips, donation opportunities, and "pathfinder" work all relate to at least one project. To kick off our website launch, we are highlighting a project we want you to be involved with.
You've heard in the news lately that people from Mexico and Central America are desperate to find work and stability for their families. Because of this, some take extraordinary risks to try and find that stability in America, but you can help them where they are.
Help us build homes for homeless migrant worker families in Ensenada Mexico.
There are two stories in Ensenda. The Port of Ensenada is the most visited tourist port in the Pacific, with more than 700,000 cruise passengers a year. The other story is that of the thousands of migrant workers who move to Ensenda for seasonal farm work. Every year, when the harvest is over, they are out of work, and their families are left homeless and in unstable conditions.
A few years ago, Reynerio, one of our local leaders in Maneadero Mexico (a small town on the outskirts of Ensenada) met a family of four living in a tiny pickup-truck-camper. The family needed help. Reynerio took action, mobilizing a short-term team to help build them a home. But his help didn't stop there. Since the home was near the school that Reynerio started, the family's children were able to attend and go on to secondary education in Ensenada. That story inspired other short-term teams who have now built 100+ homes in the Ensenada region, but there is still more need.
For each home, we need to raise $15,000. We also need short-term teams to help construct the home.