Tijuana Home Build





History Logs

Project Description

Country: Mexico

Location: Tijuana

Total Budget: $7,500

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Disease prevention and treatment, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: Volunteer Services

Summary: Rotarians will help build a home for a family in need in a newly developing area of eastern Tijuana, Mexico

The Rotary Club of Chula Vista has worked in collaboration with Project Mercy for approximately 15 years. We have built homes in some of the poorest areas of eastern Tijuana in each of those years. It is a profoundly moving experience for everyone involved and life-changing for the family that receives the home and a new start. The simple wooden structure addresses many basic needs: shelter, security, health, alleviates extreme poverty and helps build a sense of community, promoting goodwill and peace.

We plan to build another home in eastern Tijuana in cooperation with Project Mercy, this Rotary year. Due to rising costs, the total cost of the building materials and outhouse is $7,500.

The Rotary Club of Chula Vista has pledged $4500 for the home build. The District grant would help our Club continue this deeply humanitarian undertaking. We are requesting $3000 in DDF funds to meet the cost of the project.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Chula Vista

Primary Contact: Carmen Sandoval

Email: csandovalzf@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chula Vista (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Carmen Sandoval

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Carmen Sandoval

System Entry: Project signed by Carmen Sandoval.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Jesse Fernandez.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Neisha Hernandez.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Carmen Sandoval

April 23, 2022 - Members of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista built a home, in conjunction with Project Mercy volunteers, in the Las Alondras neighborhood of eastern Tijuana. It was for the Ramirez Tafolla family.

It was a beautiful, life changing day. Project Complete.

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