Eric and Gia Lucy are Christian missionaries through 7 Day Hero to Cozumel, Mexico. They are working with the orphanage on the island, Ciudad De Angeles, teaching the children to build a sustainable fruit and vegetable garden.
Just outside the gates of the orphanage is Las Fincas, a community of 5,000 people – mothers, fathers, grandparents, and many, many children. They live in houses built from sticks, tar paper, wooden pallets and sheet metal. They live without running water and electricity and in the “hungry months”(September and October when the cruise ships aren’t stopping in Cozumel) they often go with little or no food. The Lucys have a heart for these beautiful people. They are working to build a sustainable community garden where they will teach composting and the raised garden method planting. The long term goal is to build a palapa and playground, where the community can receive tutoring, host church services , farmer’s markets and learn to make jams, syrups and pies from a local fruit marakuya (passion fruit) to sell as a new commodity to visitors to the island.