Posted by: Project MicroMundo | November 4, 2010

Pedro Gets His New Home

Pedro on his new chair, in his new room

Pedro on his new chair in his new room

Thanks to the help of so many people, Pedro moved into his new and fully furnished home this week. It was a huge surprise for Pedro–At first he didn’t even believe it! And when Pedro understood that this really was all for him, his reaction was enough to bring the entire room to tears (3 Mayan Families staff members and volunteers were present, along with almost a dozen neighbors). Pedro was overwhelmed and more lit up than I’ve ever seen him. He thanked everyone effusively, laughed, cried, and prayed.




Pedro in disbelief

Walking into the room--In disbelief!


Pedro's first reactions

Pedro's first reactions

You already know what kind of a place Pedro had been living in–Almost anything would have been an improvement. But with your donations we got enough for a lovely home. Pedro now has a comfortable bed, blankets, pillow, table, chair, armoire, water filter, and a safe, warm place to live near the people he knows. As Mayan Families’ director Sharon said, it is only a simple room, but to Pedro it is a palace.

Showing Pedro his new armoire

Showing Pedro his new armoire

Pedro on his new bed

Pedro on his new bed

I want to express deepest thanks to everyone who has helped to make such an incredible difference in Pedro’s life. This was made possible entirely by our Project MicroMundo followers. It’s is a beautiful example of the great things we can do–of how much we can better the world–when we combine our efforts.

Pedro thanking staff and his sponsors

Pedro thanking Mayan Families staff members and everyone who has given him this gift

Click here for more photos of the event (we have a bunch).

If you’d like to read more about the Elderly Care Program and meet some more of the people we are caring for, visit Mayan Families’ new Elderly Care Program Blog or see my old post about it. We are still looking for sponsors and some urgent one-time gifts for our neediest members, whose stories are up on the blog.

We’re in the process of trying to create other success stories like Pedro’s with the Family Aid Program that Jess and Steph are working on. Our next post will introduce you to some of the most urgent stories.

Again, on behalf of Pedro, thank you all so very much.


  1. You girls are truly making a difference in people’s lives. Saving the world can happen one person at a time — though it can be agonizingly frustrating for those of you in the trenches.

    If 50% of us were more just a little more conscious of our “wants” (versus our “needs”); just think what we could do with that surplus. New Coach handbag vs sponsoring a child/family for a year — not much of a decision IF you’re conscious of it being a decision.

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