Barbara Salvatierra – Water Tank – Usumatlán, Zacapa

Meet Barbara Massiel Salvatierra a mother of 4 children, and beneficiary of the Skipper Habitat Colony in Usumatlán, Zacapa. Barbara’s life has been marked by resilience and a determination to create positive change in her community. She saw and experienced firsthand the challenges that arise from a lack of basic necessities, such as access to clean water. These circumstances motivated her to seek a better life for herself, her family, and her neighbors. 

Barbara’s journey took a significant turn when she became a beneficiary of a Habitat for Humanity home. The opportunity provided her with a safe and affordable place to live, granting stability and security for her family. The Habitat home not only improved their living conditions but also instilled a sense of empowerment and hope within Barbara. 

Recognizing the importance of access to clean and potable water, Barbara took an active role in a new project initiated by Habitat for Humanity. She assumed the responsibility of representing her community’s interests and acted as a liaison between Habitat and the residents. 

The completion of the water tank project brought about transformative changes to Barbara’s community. The once limited and unreliable access to water was replaced with a steady supply of potable water, improving sanitation, hygiene, and overall well-being for all residents. 

Barbara’s story stands as an inspiration to others, showcasing the transformative power of collaboration, advocacy, and the pursuit of a better quality of life for all.