On Thursday, volunteers started painting the interior of the new Nuevos Horizontes women shelter here in Xela. The new shelter is a much improved space from the older shelter. Much of the funding for the center came from the Basque Government along with other grants and funds from donors. The new facility has 12 Dorms for the women and children to inhabit once it opens. Along with a larger kitchen and cafeteria, the new building took over two years of planning and about 15 months to be built.