The first benefit [of building the extra room] will be the comfort it will bring to the members of the family, because he wants his children to have their own room so they don't have to be as cramped as they have been so far.
At the moment he has two jobs, one in a company as an "Alijador" [He who separates the seed from cotton wool] and another as a band instructor whilst his wife works in Laredo, Texas as a secretary for a warehouse. They both contribute to pay for their expenses and the maintainance of their children.
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