Casas Y Paletas

Kevin Campbell | March 11, 2011

Today on our worksite we began to see block walls going up and much quicker than I thought. The local masons even let us lay most of the block. I wasn't expecting that. We learned today that the husband of our homeowner family would be able to attend our end of the week celebration tomorrow (Friday). He works in San Pedro Sula, the largest nearby city, in a chicken processing facility and is often away from home for two weeks at a time. Enma is a stay-at-home mom to their 3 year old daughter. We visited another orphanage this afternoon that houses young girls ages 4-18. We played a very long game of basketball with some of the older girls. We took a walk through the village to a production bakery that makes snack items to sell to local small "pulperias" or small corner shops. On the walk we got to see a number of completed Habitat homes, which was good since we won't see the finished products of the homes on which we are working. We may be far from the conveniences of our everyday U.S. lives, but for local LocoPops fans, we have a small "paleta" shop right next to our hotel. Very good and half the price in Raleigh. My favorite is mora.

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Kevin Campbell, President/CEO of Habitat Wake, is a recognized leader in service to the goal of affordable homeownership in Wake County and around the world.  His unwavering professional commitment to Habitat for Humanity and its vision – a world where everyone has a decent place to live - goes back nearly 30 years. Follow him on twitter at @kevinhabitat.