In Summer 2012, Kalu Yala interns, led by Anthropology Director Evan Conaway, set out to raise money and build a new roof for a woman living with her 3 children and elderly father in home with a tin roof that leaked and dirt floors that turned to mud when it rained. They raised $2,400! In response, the local government matched the gift, and are now in the process of building her a 3-room house. Absolutely in awe of what can be done with hard work and community collaboration!
The only door to their small home.
Where Sophia’s father slept
Where Sophia’s 3 children slept
Sophia’s new home being built because of collaboration between Kalu Yala interns and the local government.