Teresa (29) lives with her husband Gustavo (32) and their three children, Ninette (9), Kimberly (7) and Ever (2) in the community of Sacchim, San Sebastian in the departament of Huehuetenango. Gustavo works in agriculture while Teresa takes care of the children and household chores.
With the support of Home for a Home and Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, Teresa’s family was provided with a concrete floor for the kitchen.
Teresa explains the disadvantages a a dirt floor, “It was very hard to keep it clean. There was a lot of dust and our children often got sick.” When asked, how she feels with the new concrete floor, she answers, “Good! My children can play without getting sick and it is easy to clean!”
By receiving this concrete floor, the Gómez family has reported an improvement in their health as the dirt floor is no longer a source of pollution inside their house.
Teresa shares a message to the donors: “To all the people involved in providing us with this solution, thank you! There are not many people like you who offer us such gifts. Thank you again!”