Marcela lives with her husband Valerio, and their three children, Gladys (30), Imelda (14) and her granddaughter, Angelica 89) in San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá. While Valerio works in the fields, Marcela takes care of the household chores.
Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to receive the family’s sanitary latrine, the family had been using one that was in poor conditions for almost ten years, “When it rained, the latrine flooded,” she continues, “When my husband found out about this project, we decided to apply.” Marcela is happy with new her sanitary latrine, “The new one is better, it is more private and in better conditions.”
She finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Tiox! Thank you all for your support in building our latrine. May God bless you and your families.” – Marcela.