Juan Cotonon Family

Juan lives with his wife Mayda, and their son Axel (11) in their new Habitat home in a small town in Chimaltenango.  Juan works as a janitor in a nearby school and Mayda is a home maker.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala the family used to live in the school where Juan is currently working. After learning about our programs through a construction fair, they decided it was time to build a house of their own.

When asked how the feels with his new home, Juan smiles, and responds, ”We feel happy, it is all worth it! this is for my son.”  The family is planning to fence around the house and paint the walls in the future.  “I have taken some garden trainings, so I am also planning to add a beautiful garden too,” says Juan.

He finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers: “Thank you for your support! Receive our greetings, we are very happy with the house.”