When Canadian teams participate in our Chagas project we try to partner them with families who need extra help with the labour work involved in renovating there homes to help prevent the disease. This particular family in the community of Mataral consisted of 9 people living in one small room. A second room was being built by the man of the house when he suddenly passed away as a result of Chagas last year, leaving the room without a roof. Salome, the matriarch of the family lives with 5 of her children, four of which are quite young (ages 3 to 15). An adult daughter and her two children also live in the home. Lastly, Salome's brother-in-law who is deaf and mute makes 9.
Helen is the oldest grandchild at 10 and after commandeering Tim's phone she proved herself a budding photographer. The following are a small selection of her pictures and photo-documentation of the trip from 4 feet.