Healthy Home Kit: Sandra Ramírez

Sandra lives with her husband Max, and their three boys Anderson(12), José Antonio (7), and two year old baby Estuardo in a small community in San Lucas Tolimán. While Ronaldo works as a mason, Sandra is a home maker.

As part of our Healthy Home Kit, families receive a smokeless stove, a sanitary latrine and a water filter, these products help them improve their health by giving them adequate access to proper sanitation, potable water and a smoke-free environment.

Sandra shares how implementing a smokeless stove has improved aspects of their family’s daily life: “I had a stove before, but it was in poor condition, it had cracks causing the smoke to be all around my kitchen,” she continues; “my new stove makes me feel proud and content, because it is working very well, there’s no more smoke inside my kitchen!”

Previously, Sandra and her family had to share the same latrine with her mother in law and more relatives.
Regarding their water filter, Sandra explains that they used to drink water directly from the sink. “Now my kids can drink clean water, without getting stomach aches,” says Sandra.

She finishes with a message to the volunteers; “I am grateful to the volunteers that came to help us built our stove and latrine, may God bless you!”