Viviana Monterroso – HFH Memphis – Cameron Sanford

Vivian and her son, Ismar (5) are the proud owners of a new Habitat home in San Juan Ostuncalco, Quetzaltenango. Vivian works as a teacher at the public town school, and Ismar is in first grade.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala, the family used to live with Vivian’s parents. “I was living with my parents, and then I decided to build this house, to have a better future for my son, Ismar,” says Vivian. She learned about Habitat Guatemala’s programs through her parents, who are also owners of a Habitat home.

When asked how she feels with their new home, Vivian answers, “I feel very happy, content to have a place to live in the future with Ismar. A space just for the two of us.” In the future Vivian would like to add tiles to the floor, recessed ceiling and paint the walls of the house.

When asked about the time shared with the volunteers, Mausebio, Vivian’s father, recalls, “We felt happy to welcome them and work together.”

They finished by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Thank you all for your support. We will always carry you in our hearts. Feel welcome to come and visit us whenever you come back. May God bless you.” Vivian adds: “May God bless you all, thank you!”