By Kendell Martell - Director of Benefactor Services
Dora, the mother of the family, has had to work extra hard due to her husband’s alcohol problem. When they got married he did not have a drinking problem. He was responsible and took care of the needs of the home. He didn’t start to have problems until his children were born. He works as a carpenter and earns a salary of Q1,600 per month most of which he spends on alcohol. He only gives Dora Q600 per month to provide food, clothes and an education for their children.
Dora is happy with her family because even though her husband drinks he has never hit her or her children and he has been somewhat responsible with the expenses of the home. Dora does not work outside of the home but dedicates herself to taking care of the children.
The house that they lived in was made out of old sheets of metal and a dirt floor. They even used sheets of plastic to cover parts where water was coming in. They also had to share the house with Dora’s mom. Because of this the family decided to ask Nuestros Ahijados to help build them a new home. The Project did a home visit and after verifying that the family truly did have a need the Project built a house for the family. Dora is very thankful that her children now have a safe place to live.
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