Millard and Linda Fuller Build 2008

The precursor to the Millard Fuller Legacy Build was the Millard and Linda Fuller Build (2006-2008). El Salvador hosted the first international Millard and Linda Fuller Build from Nov. 17 – 22, 2008, in San Luis Talpa.

One hundred and eight volunteers, representing 28 states, Canada and Peru, and ranging in age from 17 to 75, traveled to El Salvador to build 16 houses in five days.

Each house was fully sponsored by individual and group donors, including several churches, at a cost of $5,500 each.

To pay back the cost of materials, the families pay about $20 per month each on a no-interest, no-profit loan. These funds help "pay it forward" so FCH can keep building more houses in El Salvador as new homeowners pay back their house costs over time. 

VIEW PHOTO GALLERIES from the event here.

And check out the videos below to meet some happy homeowners and excited volunteers…

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