Jose & Maria
Jose and Maria have two young daughters, Heidy and Astrid. They inherited their land from Jose's father and live in a village where they have to get their water from a community fountain. As many men in his community, Jose works as a day laborer in the fields around his village. Maria is a skilled weaver and sells typical handicrafts to help the family out financially.
before and after
The Hernandez Perez family had been living in a shack made of cornstalks, scrap metal and a dirt floor. Now they have a much desired concrete block home. This will be an improvement for both their health and safety.
Meeting the family
Each year our members get a special invitation to travel to Guatemala to meet the families they've helped. During these visits we participate in the construction of one of the homes. Erinn Millar, had the privilege of giving the Hernandez Perez family the keys to their new home. It was life changing for everyone!
It is not just bricks and mortar that we provide. There is follow up that happens with the families. On one of her visits, Chris King, our director, was excited to find that Astrid and Heidi are in school. This was a point of uncertainty at the time the home was being constructed. Our belief is that a home is a catalyst for lauching hopes and helping dreams come true.