This happy family of five is living in their new Habitat house in Milpas Altas, Sacatepéquez. Before building their home, Silvia and her husband Cesar, who works as a merchant, lived in a room with his parents with not much space.
Silvia and Cesar have three children, seven-year-old Pamela, five-year-old Carmen and three-year-old Alberto. They wanted to build and have their own home, so when they heard about Habitat, they decided it was a great opportunity. “A cousin told me about Habitat Guatemala and we started looking for more information. Thank God we have our home, it is a big achievement for us,” says Silvia.
The children, especially the youngest, Alberto, are really happy with the house because they can play freely with their cousin Brandon who lives nearby. The Vásquez family is planning to add more rooms and a second story in the future. Silvia explains how she feels with her house: “I am really grateful with God, it is a great joy to have a place to call our own.”
“I am grateful for the volunteers who came, because without them it would have been more difficult and would have taken more time to build our house, they were really efficient and friendly. It was a great blessing to share with them, my greetings and blessings to them,” refers Silvia about the volunteers.