Santos Tzunún Sicay and her family live a small village in Guatemala. Santos is a widowed mother of seven children, and her three youngest children still live at home with her. This family is a group of survivors! One of the daughters has graduated with a degree in accounting, and is the first in her family to advance to this level. The Santos family has a lot of need, and the primary concern has been their living conditions because their home was falling apart. They also had all of their possessions stolen recently, but now they have a home that will provide safety and security. Beds and a few basic needs were also given to the Santos family by the local church, and they are very grateful for all of this provision. Thank you for giving the gift of hope to this dear family and supporting the mission of Homes for Homes!
Sarah lives in Nasuti, Uganda in her family's village. She became a widow almost 14 years ago, and she raised four children. Her son died several years ago, and Sarah is now the only caretaker for his six children. These beautiful children have the privilege of attending school, but they were living in a home that was crumbling. Now they have a three-room home with a solid concrete floor and a tin roof. They are so thankful for this tremendous blessing! This home will be a part of their family for generations to come.
One of our dear families received a home last month, a single mom who was working very hard to care for her children. Carla was thrilled to receive a home, and she was using it for a daycare to help provide for her three children. Several weeks ago there was a terrible storm and fire broke out in the community. When you live in a desert, fire spreads very quickly. Carla's home, along with four others, was completely destroyed. Local pastors began immediately cleaning up her property to construct a new home. Within the week, Carla had a new home constructed. Her husband also returned to the family, realizing that his responsibility was to help and care for them. Despite the terrible stress of the fire, Carla has remained full of hope and is so thankful to have her husband back with the family.
The Lara Vazquez family lives in the ‘Panfilo Natera’ community of Juarez, Mexico. Lazaro works in a factory that sews scrubs and clothing for the medical community, earning about $56 per week. Elsa is a stay at home mom that takes care of their three children. Lazaro and Elsa have been married just over 14 years and for much of that time they have lived with Elsa’s mother. Recently they were given a small lot by Lazaro’s father on which their new home will be built. Elsa and Lazaro asked that we pass along this message to you: "We give thanks with all of our hearts for the help that you are giving our family. May God bless and multiply you!"