Enrique López – Twin Cities – Noah Keller

Enrique (63) and Maribel (59) are the happy owners of a Habitat home! They live in Quetzaltenango. Enrique works in a governmental program for inmigrants while Maribel, is in charge of the house chores.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build their home, this family had to rent for many years “We have rented for years and years, moving from different houses, once again when it was time to move, our son in-law told us that he was going to give us a piece of land to build, so we found out about Habitat and decided it was time.” After doing some research and speaking with all her children, they decided to invest together for a better future.

When asked how they feel with their new home, both of them smile and respond, “ We feel happy! Very very happy, in our Habitat home! It is all we wanted, a safe and comfortable space to sleep, to rest in peace,” she continues, “Thanks to Habitat for their support and for helping us fulfill this dream.” What Enrique and Maribel enjoy most about being at home is, “…to rest, being able to feel at peace inside.”

Regarding the week of construction shared with the volunteers, they share; “They are hard workers! We advanced a lot with the construction process because of their help. We shared a lot of laughs and happy memories too.”

They finish by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Receive all our love and greetings! Thank you for your support. May God bless you.”