Sanitary Latrine – Virginia Xulcut
Virginia, her husband, Soltero, and their seven children, Milton (22), Gerson (20), Kevin (17), Adelson (13), Paula (11), Salomón (10), and Lilian (4) in San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá. . While Soltero works in the fields, Virginia is a homemaker.
Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to receive the family’s sanitary latrine, the family had been using a toilet given to them by the government. The problem is that the community where they live does not have constant running water; they receive water every four days. Causing the family to suffer from various health issues. Virgina explains, “When I found out about this project, I explained to my husband that it was a good opportunity to participate, because the latrine does not need much water and it would help us a lot.” She continues, “I feel happy with it! It has helped us improve as a family, we feel more comfortable.”
Virginia finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers; “Thank you for your support! We send our greetings and love to all of you. I feel happy because you came to visit us.”