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Help us to rebuilt homes destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico
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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    This is a collective of people in Puerto Rico, working with multiple organizations to empower local families to recover. My name is Carlos, and together with my British wife Catherine (and our 3 children) we host teams and lead this wonderful work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Charity Work
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are on the ground, working side by side with communities who are struggling, but hungry to work and recover. Our work is in Vega Alta and the surrounding towns. It's close enough to the San Juan area and the mountain region. It's a beach town with great personality and a lot of need still. We work directly with local leaders and workers and eat amazing food every day (usually cooked by the families we are assisting). There is nothing like the hot sun, a new rood for a family, and a shared meal.

  • Help


    We are a non-profit organization hosting teams even month to do home reconstruction in Puerto Rico. We are assisting single mothers and elderly people who are still living under blue tarps since Hurricane Maria. Most of the work is roofing (wood and sheet metal) plus painting, concrete structures, delivery of furniture and clean up.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide an apartment close to the ocean with a comfy bed, internet, and daily meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much do to in Puerto Rico. You can visit the rainforest, go kayaking in the ocean, stroll the hundreds of beaches or just divine through the mountains and enjoy the local delights. Part of what we do is host teams and take them around the island, so there is always opportunities to join the fun.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 335862697894



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