Julieta is a 27- year-old housewife and her husband Rogelio is 28 years old. They are parents of a 5-year old boy named Carlos Daniel. They share their home with Julieta´s father and brother, Adan and Teófilo respectively.
The family lives in a very small house made of metal sheets in Oaxaca, Mexico. In the municipality they live and according to government information sources, 227 houses (representing 14.3% of the total houses) have just one room and 226 houses (representing 16.8% of the total houses) have dirt floor.
Rogelio works in a grocery store as a driver, Adan is 69 years old and he sells popsicles and ice-creams in the city. Julieta prepares and sells “tortas” (a kind of Mexican sandwiches) outside a local school in order to have extra incomes.
Teófilo is 22 years old and works in the city doing different activities related to graphic design.
Due the bad conditions of the house (leaky roof, one bedroom shared among all, extreme cold when its winter and extreme heat when it´s summer, one bathroom located outside the house), Julieta´s dream is to own a better house where they can live happier and peaceful. In the end, owning a new house means the Carlos Daniel´s legacy.
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About Habitat for Humanity Mexico
Habitat para la Humanidad Mexico (HPHM), also known as Habitat for Humanity Mexico, is a non-profit organization that provides low-income families living in overcrowded or inadequate housing with the financial support and technical assistance necessary to construct safe and affordable homes.
Founded in 1990, HPHM -- a subsidiary of the Christian U.S.-based non-profit Habitat for Humanity -- has funded over 41,000 construction loans, empowering communities across 18 states.
By working with Kiva, HPHM is able to grow the size of its housing loans, supporting families and individuals that it would otherwise have to decline.
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.