Sanitary Latrine – María Mejía Lainez

María lives with her husband, Juan, and their six children, Mario (13), José (11), Tomás (9), Leslie (8), Silvia (7),Tomasa (4) and a one year old baby, in a small community in Sololá.  While Juan works as a mason, María takes care of the children.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to receive the family’s sanitary latrine, the family had been using an old one for almost 12 years. It was in poor conditions already.

María found out about the latrines project through the local committee members, and decided with her husband to participate and receive a new latrine. When asked how she feels with her new latrine, María responds, “I feel happy with it, it has been working great.”

Regarding the time spent with the volunteers, she shares,  “We had a good time with them while building our latrine. Maltiox! Thank you all for your support. We send our greetings. May God bless you all.”