Day 3 in Pucallpa – With 24 Pure Art volunteers on the CAST site great progress is made in the challenge to build two homes this year! Busy constructing house #15 and #16 in the sweltering heat of this Amazon basin frontier town the team is off to an amazing start today. The CAST
(Construct A Structure Today) initiative began a only four short years ago, and growing strong.
The midday sun does little to slow the team as each member has a job in hand, working with heart! Preparation for more concrete, while walls go up and window frames cut, keep all moving through out the day!
There is always time to encourage each other with a special hug on the site!
Brothers in arms! The boys pause for a family photo with Ruben, our Peruvian friend.
The day is not over before a tour of some of the existing Pure Art homes. On the way back towards town a visit is made to three homes. During the week, inspections will be made on the 14 existing CAST projects to determine what repairs may be needed for basic maintenance and potential new improvements where needed. Notes are taken and check list completed for review and action items for each family in the Pure Art program.
A special visit to the very first CAST home…Clarita’s Casa, that started it all some four years ago,has had a fresh coat of yellow paint! The grateful smiles and hugs from Clarita, her sister and mother says it all! Several homes are inspected and families greeted as we make our back.
A generous donation from Cowan’s International in Hudson brought hope for this mother, who lives with a handicapped son. Pauline who works at Cowan seen here with her daughter in front of a the newly completed home that also serves to shelter the struggling mothers small sewing business. Its a beautifully inspiring example of sustainable change that has allowed her life to be transformed and filled with hope for her future and that of her son. Thank you to all our sponsors who make this kind of powerful change a reality for these families in Pucallpa!
Chronicling every moment for the Pure Art videos, Ben takes time to introduce his techniques to a budding young videographer boy and the world of Five Knights Productions, before jumping on the back of a moto-cart to the ride back home. The end of another perfect Pure Art day!