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Flor's six-person family lives in a small, makeshift shack that’s one half living space and one-half space to raise animals.
She and her husband both work long, hot days in farming to support their four children — all under the age of 8. Despite their evident work ethic, they don’t have the foundation to escape the cycle of poverty. While you can barely call their house a home, what stood out the most when we met them was the joy and palpable connection this family had. They grinned and held each other while we took a photo of them standing on the dirt floors of their home, where they’ll only have to live a few months longer. They’re most looking forward to having space to keep their children safe — a foundation to thrive.
At age 14, Alejandra is already is determined to become a lawyer.
She has an ever-growing collection of academic awards, certificates, and class honors, all carefully hung in her home, contrasting with the worn tarp and rusted metal of their walls. Without reliable electricity and computer access, Alejandra cannot complete her homework assignments. In her new safe home, she’ll have access to ongoing electricity and a community computer lab, where she can learn better, faster.
Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
Towards the end of 2019, Mario was able to step through the front door of his soon-to-be home and watch his children run throughout a space that will make stability tangible.
As a father who has raised two children in a home not suited for the tropical storms and earthquakes his community experiences, Mario sees his new house through the lens of the protection and peace he can now provide for his family. He has continuously made it clear to us that he never expected such a life-shifting opportunity like this to come his way, so every small step towards completion strengthens his hope.
Amid the daily trials of rainfall and mosquito infestation, Fredy brings joy and hope to his parents through his guitar.
Fredy Hernandez is a 13-year-old only-child living in a makeshift home with his parents in El Espino, El Salvador. Like any loving parents, Fredy’s mom and dad have higher hopes for him than he could imagine. Fredy was gifted a guitar by his school just over a year ago, and he has been practicing ever since. His discipline directed towards this newfound passion affirmed his parents’ belief in their son’s incredible potential for the arts. We had the honor of hearing Fredy play music he taught himself, and couldn’t help but dream of the possibilities he could achieve when he can move into his new, safe home, which is currently under construction.
El Espino, El Salvador
In August of 2019, 55 families moved into Ahuachapán 2, including the Lima family.
The Limas were six months pregnant when they were able to move into their new, safe home. As the Limas witnessed the building of their new home and community, they knew a promising future was being constructed for their baby boy to enter into. On November 1, 2019, the Limas welcomed their new baby boy into their stable home, making Jeffrey the first child born into the thriving community of Ahuachapán 2. While unsafe shelter would have stripped Jeffrey’s opportunity to flourish in his education, health, and dreams, the sustainable community of Ahuachapán 2 will provide him with the environment that only empowers him to grow into his potential.
Ahuachapán 2, El Salvador
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