Accomplishments

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Home Building

  • 261 homes built for needy families and counting 1999 – 2017
  • Hundreds of home restoration projects for needy families including concrete floors, roof repairs, retaining walls, bathrooms installed with running water, installation of septic tanks, etc
  • 2 homes built for families that lost children in mudslides
  • 7 homes built in a cul-de-sac for families that lived in makeshift tents in the dump
  • An accessible home for a family with a daughter confined to a wheelchair

Education and Our Community Center

  • 19 kids in college
  • 3 college grads
  • Many more in High School
  • 250+ Children and adults attend weekly classes at our community center taught by our college students and other volunteers who are living in homes built by Build a Miracle
  • Tutoring in all subject areas for school
  • Accredited Adult Education school where adults are taught by our college students and have graduated from elementary, middle and high school.  Some have even gone on to college!
  • School cafeteria where 100+ children receive a hot meal each day
  • 3 Community Centers built where students receive educational support.
  • Counseling sessions for families and individuals, parenting classes and motivational courses for teens taught at the community center by one Build a Miracle student who earned her masters in psychology
  • Computer classes taught and other programs organized by another of our college graduates

Trades and Small Businesses

  • Trade school – classes in Cosmetology, Sewing, Baking, Welding, and Construction
  • Many small businesses started and built including hair cutting, welding, taco shop, churro cart, sewing, and a swap meet business of rice and beans sales, Breakfast soup kitchen
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