Short Project Story – By Benjamin Kettor
“It was a very calm and sunny Saturday, December 4th, 2021 when approximately 26 Rotary Clubs including Eclub of San Diego Global participated in an international service project. Over 150 volunteers and contractors from Mexico and the US came together to the Trebol community between Tijuana and Tecate in Mexico and built seven beautiful homes for seven needy families.
Rotary Districts 4100 and 5340 along with Project Mercy Baja helped organize this international service project. I was very amazed when a 4-year-old boy from one of the families came and thanked me with a coin for helping to build a house for him and his family. That alone was very meaningful to me. It was a great experience of service and friendship. Can’t wait to be part of another service opportunity. We made a difference.”
Claudia Torres – My experience in the House build project
“This was a work collaboration between the Project Mercy organization and Rotary Districts 4100 and 5340. There were about 150 Rotarian and Rotaractarian volunteers along with contractors and other Project Mercy volunteers. The purpose was to build 7 houses for 7 different families living under very precarious conditions in the area.
The house building took place in a small rural community called El Trébol, which is located between the cities of Tijuana and Tecate.
For me, this project represented an amazing opportunity to get involved in an international project that was organized by binational districts. It was enlightening to participate in a huge project like this with so many fellow Rotarians, and being able to work hands-on provided a sense of fulfillment and a great learning experience. To work in such an environment proved to be very enriching to me and I can’t wait to be a part of it next year.”