Casas de Luz is a non profit 501(c)3 dedicated to building homes, delivering donations, and supporting families in Tijuana.
Since 2005, CDL has worked to give communities in Tijuana a starting point from which they can achieve their true potential.
Casas de Luz started small, building one home a year and spending the majority of the time fundraising and delivering donations. Since then, CDL has grown exponentially; we have built over 90 homes and in 2017 we built 20 homes and delivered over 100 truck loads of donations.
CDL began under the leadership of Kathy Faller who had previously done similar work through a couple of organizations. In 2005, in an effort to find a more inexpensive way to build homes, Kathy went out on her own and created what is now Casas de Luz.
Through the help of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, Casas de Luz started as a Social Action Project for the members of the fellowship to participate in. Over the years interest grew, along with the overall organization, and is now a well known organization in Solana Beach and surrounding areas. Today CDL is still an affiliate of UUFSD and appreciates all the support that they offer the organization.
What We've Achieved
- 90+ Homes Built
- Two Community Centers Built
- Helped Develop Five Different Communities
- Organized a Cross Cultural Youth Group
- Delivered 500+ Truck Loads of Donations
- Developed an Internship Program