Ana, her husband Antonio and their two children Jose Antonio and Ana Cecilia, have been living in her brother-in-law’s house for the last 16 years. The house was in poor condition with a leaking roof and not enough space and privacy for everyone.
With the support of Home for a Home, Ana and her family are now the proud owners of a hybrid house. When asked how they feel about their new home, Ana answers: “It has been a great improvement for my family, especially for my children. Now, we do not have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night to make a path for the rain to go through. We can sleep at peace knowing we are safe”. In the future, the family is planning to paint the house in a bright peach color.
The hybrid house has a cement floor, which helps reduce parasitic and infectious diseases such as influenza and other intestinal infections. Complemented with the water filter, the Pic family now has access to clean drinking water. In addition, they have also received a sanitary latrine as their former latrine was already in poor condition after 16 years of use.
“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the construction of our house. Without you, this dream would not have been possible to achieve”. -Ana Víctoria Pic