Note: Adam Webb is Regional Manager with Pinnacle: Securing Hope, a non-profit organization working on a variety of philanthropic projects worldwide, including one with DFTW for the construction of Monolithic EcoShell homes in Belize.
In April of this year, Pinnacle Security sent a representative to the Village of Chunox Belize to meet with local government officials to identify families within the village suffering deeply from inadequate housing. They found five families with approximately thirty-two children living in unsafe, unfinished, and structurally unsound homes.
Chunox is a small Village in Belize, four hours south of Cancun Mexico. The city has a population of approximately 1800 people. With agriculture being the primary form of work and income, most villagers live in constant poverty. Two schools and one health clinic, both in bad need of assistance, support the village. In Belize, publicly funded education ends around fourteen years old, and many would-be students are forced to begin working due to lack of school funds. Often young children are unable to attend primary school due to a lack of basic supplies such as uniforms and books.
Most houses in the village are constructed of bound tree branches with corrugated steel or thatched roofs. These structures are insufficient to protect their inhabiting families from rain, wind, and pests. Hurricanes flatten these flimsy structures, leaving families temporarily homeless until they can rebuild.
Regional managers within Pinnacle Security are adopting individual families in the village, and through the donation of alarm sales will raise money to build Monolithic Homes for these needy families.
“We love the Domes,” states Scott Warner, Vice President of Sales at Pinnacle Security. “We scoured for non-profits to partner with and were blown away by the value per dollar that Domes For The World provides. We couldn’t be more excited about giving back in such an important and permanent way.”