Since the Mission of Hope began the program of providing homes for Nicaraguan families, over 600 home shelters have been built. Marty Mannix, a regular participant of the Mission, has supervised the construction of all but 100 of the dwellings. He has seen that the program has developed to the point that now a special committee of Nicaraguans decide who are most in need of a proper shelter. In fact some people have had to wait two or more years before a home was available. Marty stated that those receiving home shelters must be involved in the construction under the supervision of Inocencio Velasquez, a member of the local junta who works with the home shelters projects. Furthermore, the people must assist in the building of other homes as well. It is the prayer of all that some day soon people residing in the barrios of Chiquilistagua will all have fitting dwellings to call home.