Healthy Home Kits: Margarita Joj Family

Margarita Joj lives with her husband Juan, and their three children,  José (22), Ezequías (20) and Balam (15, pictured), in the department of Sololá, Guatemala. Juan works in agriculture while Margarita takes care of her home and family.

Juan explains how partnering with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala to implement a Healthy Home Kit has improved different aspects of his family’s daily life: “The stove we had before was very old and was not working well anymore. There was a lot of smoke, but our new smokeless stove doesn’t have this problem, it is working excellent! We do not have to buy a lot of wood, just a small piece lasts long,” he says.

“We feel very happy with the water filter! It works really well for me because I fill my water bottle and take it to the fields while I work. It tastes really good and fresh,“ says Juan about the water filter. About the latrine he continues: “We had an old latrine that was not useful anymore, we feel comfortable using this new one.”

Juan finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers: “It was such a help, such a support. Thank you all for your tremendous help, because you got to our house even though it was really far away. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!”