Sanitary Latrine: Delia Hernandes

Delia Hernandes lives in a small community in rural Sololá, with her husband and four children. While she works cleaning houses, the rest of her family works on the farms in the surrounding area.

As part of Habitat for Humanity Guatemala’s Healthy Home Kit, families can build a new latrine on their property. “Our new latrine is much more comfortable,” Delia says. “We are much warmer now because it has a laminate roof and wooden walls.” The old latrine, constructed three years ago, did not have a roof or walls so it was uncomfortable to use, especially in bad weather or during colder months.

Delia also sends her well wishes to the volunteers who helped build her family’s new latrine. “It was fun having them here! My boys loved playing with them,” she smiles.