Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story Charity are teaming up to fund a new community of Fuller Center homes in the El Salvadoran community of Ahuachapán, a rural community mostly consisting of coffee farming families where The Fuller Center first began working in 2014.
Already this year, New Story has backed the building of new Fuller Center communities in Nuevo Cuscátlan, El Salvador, and the Mizque area of Bolivia. Through its supporters, The Fuller Center has funded the infrastructure that makes the projects possible.
“Together, we’re going to be able to offer opportunities to almost a hundred more families and change the lives of hundreds of children.” — Ryan Iafigliola, Fuller Center for Housing’s Director of International Field Operations
“We’ve always found that when people see what The Fuller Center is doing, they want to become part of it,” Fuller Center Director of International Field Operations Ryan Iafigliola said. “More and more, that’s now happening. We’re excited to have Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story Charity doing a national effort to raise funds for Fuller Center homes that will create a new community in El Salvador. The homes will be built by The Fuller Center and our local covenant partner, Gente Ayundando Gente. As always, repayments will be used by The Fuller Center to build more homes.
“Together, we’re going to be able to offer opportunities to almost a hundred more families and change the lives of hundreds of children,” Iafigliola added. “What could be better than that?”
While Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story are raising money for the construction of each home, The Fuller Center needs to raise an estimated $80,000 for its share of the project. That means that the impact of each donation Fuller Center supporters make toward the project will be multiplied several times over because The Fuller Center’s partnerships will allow it to build several houses for the usual cost of one.