Jacinta María Ramos

Jacinta María is a single mother of three daughters living in the department of Totonicapan, Guatemala. She and her sister work together as seamstresses. Her oldest daughter is 11, her middle daughter (pictured) is 6, and her youngest is 6 months.

“We lived in a house with family before.”, begins Jacinta. “Our neighbor has a Habitat Guatemala house and that is how I learned about it. I prefer to have my own home, so that’s why I decided to build my own house! I feel very happy about it.

“It was so great to have the volunteers here!”, Jacinta concludes. “They were all so nice.”