Rudy Boror – HFH Asheville – Joel Johnson

Rudy (31) and his wife, Kimberly (32), are the happy owners of a new Habitat home in San Lucas Sacatepéquez. Rudy works in a spare parts store and Kimberly in the public health sector.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build their home, the couple used to live with Kimberly’s mom, “It was a project that we had before getting married, we did some research in other places but, it was beyond our budget,” says Kimberly. The couple found out about Habitat through facebook and a coworker that is also an owner of a Habitat home. After doing some research they decided it was time to invest in a place for their own!

When we asked how they feel in their new home, Kimberly smiles and responds, “We feel calm and at peace. The space is much more comfortable too,” she continues, “now, we have our own space as a couple, and we can decide at what time we need to get up, or have our meals. It has been of great improvement for our marriage.” What Kimberly and Rudy enjoy the most about being at home is, “…to hang out here during the weekends, we clean, we cook together, this is our space and we enjoy it.”

Regarding to COVID-19 pandemic, Kimberly mentions, “This quarantine time has helped us to get to know each other better. We had small different projects for our home too, the garden was one of them. Rudy enjoys to work with wood, so he made some furniture.”

About the time shared with the volunteers Kimberly recalls, “They were all hard workers! We made a lot of progress with the construction process thanks to their help. They welcomed us with a big smile every time we came!”

She finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Thank you, may all of you receive our gratitude! You are also a part of this home, I hope you are well and safe.”