Gilberto Pop – Eta&Iota Response

Gilberto lives with his wife Carolina, and their five children, Horacio, Iris, Gudy, and baby in the community of Las Pavas, Alta Verapaz. While Gilberto works in agriculture, Carolina is a housewife.

Like many communities in Alta Verapaz, Las Pavas was affected by the storms Eta and Iota. In the country, over 2 million people living in poor conditions were impacted by the passage of the storms. “It was hard for us because the river rose. Our houses were badly damaged as the water came from everywhere. We were worried for our children”, says Gilberto.

To support these families, Habitat Guatemala, in coordination with Trocaire and Habitat for Humanity International developed the Humanitarian Assistance Project in Response to Eta/Iota storms. A total of 411 families were provided with a construction material kit for roof repairs, and 48 families benefited from a concrete floor and a water filter. Through this project, families like Gilberto’s have improved their living conditions and health. Now, Baby Sayda has a clean and safe place to grow up and play.

Gilberto has a message for the donors: “As a family, we are very grateful for this support. Receive our greetings from Guatemala. Thank you for your support to our communities”.