Building Hope, One House at a Time

The Brattleboro Rotary Club is raising money to build another adobe brick home for families who are among the poorest of the poor in San Miguel de Allende and the surrounding areas in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

On Sunday, November 20, 2011, the Brattleboro Rotary Club will be sponsoring the third annual “International Film & Food Festival,” with proceeds benefiting Casita Linda (which means "pretty little house"), a Mexican non-profit organization that builds adobe brick homes for families

Casita Linda has provided over 60 homes for poor but hard-working and intact families outside of San Miguel, and continues building them at the rate of at least 8 per year.  They have worked with the Rhode Island School of Design to develop innovative, inexpensive building techniques which are scalable and transferable to other locations.

Last year’s festival raised $9,000 and enabled the club to not only build one home but also start another one.

Making their New England premiere, six short Mexican films followed by the feature film Una Pared Para Cecilia (A Wall for Cecillia)  will be shown at the Latchis Theatre from 4PM to 6:30PM.  Then, a tasting of Mexican cuisine will be served at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Tickets to the International Film & Food Festival, which can be purchased at Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 (106 Main Street, Brattleboro), cost $25 each.  Tickets to the films only cost $10 each.