Marcelo is 19 years old and lives in the department of Sololá, Guatemala. Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build his house, he was living with his parents and brother. He grew up in a Habitat home, and after working and saving some money, he decided to build a house of his own with his brother. He wanted to start a life of his own and achieve his goals.
Marcelo explains who he feels with his new house: “I feel very happy and content with my own house and space. I am planning on adding a big garden, a false ceiling, and paint in the future.” He continues: “I like to listen to music in my new room.”
To the volunteers he says: “Thank you all very much for you hard work, we feel really happy you were here. May God bless you.”