Yuly Chávez Pal Family

Yuly is a single mother living with her four children, Sherly (14), Melvin (13), Bryan (11), and Daniel (7), in their new Habitat home in Santa Lucía Utatlán, Sololá.  Yuly works in sales while the children attend school.

After learning about Habitat’s programs, she decided it was time to build her own home and provide her children with a safe and adequate future. “It is my duty to give my children a home of their own; My mom built a Habitat home over twenty years ago, and she encouraged me to do it,” says Yuly.

When asked how she feels with her new home, Yuly smiles and responds, ”I feel happy and calm. I now know that my children have a safe place to grow. It is ours and no one can take it away from us.”  She is planning to add tiles to the floor and paint the house in the future.

What Yuly and her children enjoy most about being at home is playing and watching movies together. Their lives have changed in a major way, “I now feel at peace and safe at my home,” explains Yuly.

She finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers, “Thank you all for your support!  My children will always remember you. May God bless you, we are looking forward to seeing you soon.”