Claudia Alvarado – Mattituck School

Claudia (43) welcomes us with a smile in her well-kept house on the outskirts of Retalhuleu . She is single and has no children of her own. As a primary school teacher, she guides many children who are on their way to adulthood. 

“In the morning I work in the elementary school, and in the afternoon I work in an office as an accountant. I am very satisfied and also proud that I have my own house. Before, I lived with my parents. Now I have my own home” – she says contentedly, while alternately petting Lassi and Chispa, her two adopted dogs.” 

She heard from friends a few years ago about Habitat for Humanity Guatemala and the possibility of paying to build a home in installments . She then contacted our offices in Retalhuleu.  


Within 7 months, she was the proud owner of a Habitat home! “It was a wonderful experience weeks with the volunteers. We had a lot of shared experiences, learning about each other’s cultures. They helped us a lot, gave a lot of strength and effort. Thank you for this experience and help! Now I have my own house!” – Claudia Alvarado.

Since she works a lot, she is happy to be able to relax in a pleasant environment in her sparse free time. 

“The material used is of the highest quality! And with the support of the volunteers, we were then able to build the house very quickly. I hope to be able to get in touch with them again. You are always welcome!” – Claudia tells us.