Floridalma and her husband, Andersson, are now living in their new Habitat home in Valle de las Flores Habitat Housing Community in Escuintla.
They are one of the 41 families who received a fully subsidized Habitat home through the Fuego Volcano Disaster Response project. The families who have benefited from the project are from the communities of San Miguel Los Lotes, Los Barrios and El Rodeo. The Fuego Volcano eruption affected over 1.7 million Guatemalans, leaving many dead and missing, and thousands seeking refuge in temporary shelters.
Following the tragedy, where they lost everything, the family lived in Amatitlán with relatives before learning about Habitat’s programs. After a few months, they starting to build a new home for themselves.
When asked how she feels with her new home, Floridalma answers, “We feel happy! We were not expecting to receive this house. In the future, we would like to add tiles to the floor and a garden to live in harmony as a family.”
She finishes with a message to all of the donors and volunteers: “Thank you all for your support. We are very grateful to you! We feel very happy and blessed.”