Healthy Home Kit: Catarina Zapeta Calel

Catarina Zapeta lives with her husband Juan and their seven children in the department of Sololá, Guatemala.

By partnering with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, Victoria and her family now have their own smokeless stove, sanitary latrine, and water filter.

Catarina and Juan explained that before receiving the new stove, they used to cook on an open fire stove that made them sick and made it hard to cook. They also had to use a lot of wood. “Our new stove is really good, we are happy because it is safe and it does not use a lot of wood, we have more space to cook too,” says Catarina.

About the latrine, Juan explains that before “we had to share one with two more families,” but now they feel good because they have their own privacy. With the water filter, they do not get sick anymore and the children are feeling better.

When asked about the volunteers, Catarina and Juan have positive memories. “Thank you for coming here and building with us. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”