Nicaragua faces a serious family housing crisis, not unlike those faced in other severely poor countries and even in similar areas within the USA. Shacks made of discarded wood or roofing materials, even of cardboard boxes flatted and reused, are not uncommon. Panorama staff in Managua worked with a set of community advisors to develop a list of “most needed housing for families.” This list is continuously being updated. You will work with experienced Panorama professionals and with community members (sometimes with the family’s children) to build a house (one service team + seven days = one family’s house). Before you arrive, your team will be sent pictures of the shack to be replaced. You will also be able to see pictures of that dwelling being razed in preparation for your team’s arrival. On closing day, your team will hand over keys to the new house’s front door (in all likelihood, the first locked front door they have had).