Builders Beyond Borders travels to developing countries to work alongside communities and build much needed facilities.
In February 2013 I will be traveling to Guyana with Builders Beyond Borders. Guyana is a small country in South America that borders Brazil, Venezuela, and Suriname. We are going for 9 days and while we are there we will be building a community center in a small coastal town. I found out about this organization last year through friends at Lauralton. I was very interested and this year I am lucky enough to be going on one of the trips. As a part of the program, we are encouraged to do local community service projects as well. Some of these projects include cleaning local watersheds, building community gardens, and food donations. B3 is not only a great way to serve our local communities but to also help less fortunate communities around the world. Part of the learning experience is to have the students conduct their own fundraising activities. The funds that we raise are used towards the cost of the supplies used to build the community center as well as the travel and other costs of the project. We also have other fundraising options such as cashew sales from local areas near Guyana as well as citrus and wreath sales. If you are interested in buying any Cashews ($10), Citrus (Various Prices), or Greens (Various Prices) you can contact me, otherwise any donations you make on this website are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, Suzanne. “Slow fire ah boil hard cow-heel” (A Guyanese Proverb meaning, if you persevere, you can accomplish great things.)