María, her husband Nicolás and their family have lived in a small room built from adobe blocks and a dirt floor for the last 26 years. They are the parents of ten children with five still living with them. María takes care of her children and occasionally works in agriculture and washing clothes.
With the support of Calvin and Kathy Hewitt, Maria and her family are the proud owners of a hybrid house. When asked how they feel with their new home, María answers: “Now, we have enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably. It is safe and provides a home environment with no dust or mud.” In the future, the family is planning to paint the walls, and fix their kitchen is.
The hybrid house has a cement floor, which helps reduce parasitic and infectious diseases such as influenza and other intestinal infections. Complemented with the water filter, the Lopez family now has access to clean drinking water. In addition, they have also received a sanitary latrine as they did not have access to a sanitary service.
“Please receive our greetings from our new home. Thank you. May God bless you!”. -María López.