Dalis (26) lives with his husband, Keneth (27), and their two children, Dylan (6), and Axel (4) in their new Habitat home in Cantel, Quetzaltenango. Keneth works as a mechanic, while Dalis takes care of the household and sews traditional clothes.
Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build their home, Dalis and her family lived at Keneth’s parents house since they married; “My parents in law built a house with Habitat when they got married, and encouraged us to build our own too,” she continues, “We dreamed of having our own home, so we visited the Habitat offices and it is now a reality,” says Dalis.
When asked how she feels about her new home, Dalis responds, “It is a big blessing for us! We have our own space, with everything its where it has to be. We feel very happy!”
Regarding to COVID-19 pandemic, Dalis mentions, “Thanks to God, with our own space, our kids, had enough space to play and not get bored.” In the future, the family is planning to add ceramic floor and perhaps another room. What the family enjoys the most about their house is: “…everything! every room feels comfortable and safe. I have my own space for my workshop and, while the kids are playing at the living room, I can work.”
Regarding the week of construction shared with the volunteers, Dalis shares; “For us it was a week full of blessings, we felt very happy to received them and worked together. When they left we were sad, because it was a beautiful week.”
She finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Thanks to all of you, for your support and for everything! We will always have you in our minds. May your year be full of blessings and prosperity.”