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I am a fourth year Anthropology major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Traveling is something that I love to do, but even more so I love serving my community, both domestically and internationally. I recently went on a 10 day, international build coordinated by Homes from the Heart in December of 2013. I must preface this article by saying going to El Salvador with the goal of building homes was one of the best opportunities I have acted upon in my college career.

Homes from the Heart introduced my team and me to a village, Chiltiupan, high in the mountains about two hours from the capital, San Salvador. This is where I met Irma and her children, the recipients of the home we were going to build. We came to Chiltiupan on a Monday to an empty patch of ground behind Irma’s old home situated on an incline. For the next few days, my team, other volunteers, and a team of local construction workers got to work.

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