Rosmery lives with her husband Roberto and their five children, Jayron (12), Sherley (12), José (7), Dulce (6) Oscar (3) in a small community in Lake Atitlán, Sololá. While Roberto works in the fields, and the children go to study. Rosmery takes care of the home.
As part of our Healthy Home Kit, families receive a smokeless stove, a sanitary latrine and a water filter, to help them improve their health by giving them adequate access to proper sanitation, potable water and a smoke free environment.
“I used to cook in an old stove that was already in bad shape, I cooked in there for more than 10 years, the smoke made my eyes red and I felt sick,” she continues “I feel happy with the new one, because it saves a lot of wood and the smoke is no longer inside.”
Before receiving their new latrine, the family did not have one. “Now that we have one of our own, we feel happy and safe,” says Candelaria. Things are going great with their water filter too, now their children can drink potable water and not get sick.
Rosmery refers to the volunteers: “I was a fun day! We worked and had lunch together, thank you all for your big support!