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AmCham Thanksgiving Charity: Update from New Story

AmCham Thanksgiving Charity: Update from New Story

Last November’s AmCham Thanksgiving Charity Dinner raised a record breaking NOK 92 900 for charitable partner New Story. With home construction cost  at approximately $6,500, the contribution was not only enough to build a home for the Guzman Family, but also a new home for a second family in El Salvador.

This second home has now been allocated to Sandra Janeth Sanchez and her two little boys, Jonathan (7) and Gerardo (2). She is a single mother who works as a grocer to provide for her family of three. This new home and safe neighborhood will provide them security, dignity and hope for the future.

COVID-19 Impact

Currently, all of New Story’s projects are on hold and it is still unclear when construction will start up again. Paused at the end of March, the land is prepared and almost all home foundations have been dug and set. We will share more updates on the progress once progress has resumed!

Sandra and Gerardo (2).
Morena and Edwin Guzman with their daughter Nataly (2). Edwin works as an operator at a fabric factory, and Morena works as a secretary.