If I Had a Hammer at Lake Chapala

June 26, 2013

Today’s post is to tell you about one of our wonderful charitable groups at Lake Chapala “Have Hammer, Will Travel”, of which there are many.
This group is one of the best, because it gives in a way that is self sustaining. This group teaches solid life long skills to our local youth.
Here’s a quote from their website.
In 2007, the founders of Have Hammer … Will Travel (HHWT) began proudly realizing their vision of a trade school for kids, teens, and adults as their humble effort to contribute to the Lake Chapala community in gratitude for their own many fortunes in life. The program started modestly at Mision San Pablo Orphanage in Los Cedros under a hot tin roof that leaked when it rained, by repairing discarded tables for use as workbenches, making shop aprons from thrift store blue jeans, frequently blowing fuses, and using an old rusted fence for a materials crib. Since its inception, over 250 students have participated in HHWT classes, experiencing pride in their accomplishments, gaining self-esteem, and acquiring an "I can do it" attitude.
Teaching valuable life skills through woodworking
is the organization’s motto.
I urge you to click on the link to take you to their website to show you all about the wonderful work this group does.
Their work reminds me of the quote, “Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
Just another reason to love Lake Chapala and its people.
Siempre Tu amigo, Sid

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