A loan of $2,250 helped to buy construction materials to buy a house.

Dominga's story

Dominga the beneficiary is 34 years old and her husband Lorenzo is 40 years old. They have 3 children: Gaspar, the oldest is 14 years old, 2 years younger is María and the youngest one is Lorenzo Jr. of 10 years old, they live in a small community in southern Mexico that has 1262 inhabitants.

They now live in a 2 rooms wood house, without doors, windows or bathroom. The family hopes to get a loan beneficiary to build their home since their children have grown and they need more space. They also wish to have a clean bathroom.
Dominga’s family does not have much land to work. Sometimes they rent the land but the costs are very expensive and the harvest barely pays the rent. They say they have lots of problems with field rats that eat the maize they have sown and this is the only food they have for sure for them and their children.

Dominga likes to sew and she has a sewing machine with it she provides incomes to the family. Lorenzo is farmer, he also cleans maize fields, sows coffee, and does whatever he can to get money depending the season. The older children sometimes can´t go to school because they need to work on the field or carrying firewood and water, the little ones also go to school when Dominga and Lorenzo don´t need them in their house; they love to take care of the hens and chickens. They wish in the future their children to go to school in the municipality school so they can have better jobs and don´t suffer what their parents did.

They believe in Habitat as they have seen other families in their community benefit. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit international organization founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Habitat for Humanity Mexico works in communities with groups who build through mutual help and a self-construction system where the families need to participate in workshops and trainings about building, healthy housing and financial education, this aiming to develop and strength their capacities. In México, works since 1989 and today more than 7,000 families have been served just on the last 3 years.

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