Carlos and Gladis Ajmac live in the department of Tecpán, Guatemala, with their two children. Their son, Esau, is 7 and their daughter, Emili, is 5. Before buying land and partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build their home, the Ajmac family rented a house. “Our rent every month was double what our mortgage is now.”, explains Carlos.
Together, the family runs a sandal making business out of their home; They have two employees and sell the sandals at local markets in the department. After 5 years of renting, they are happy to have more space where they can run their business and be together as a family.
“We were sad when the volunteers left!”, exclaims Gladis. “But, thanks to God, we are happy and more comfortable in our new home.”