Gente Ayudando Gente, the Fuller Center’s local building partner in Ahuachapán, El Salvador, has plenty of hard-working families to put into homes. Thanks to the new team of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and New Story Charity —along with Fuller Center supporters — these transformations can begin taking place sooner than families ever imagined possible.
One of those families is the Rosales-Hernandez family: Leydi, a single mother caring for her two children, Alison and Eyner.
Her daughter, Alison, is 11 months old and is just now starting to crawl. What would normally be nothing but a joyous life milestone has turned into yet another hurdle for Leydi.
“We cannot get water in the house; I have to walk to go get it,” says Leydi. “And now, with Alison crawling, I have to take both the children with me for fear of her getting hurt.”
Fetching water is not the only hurdle the Rosales-Hernandez family has to face daily. “When it rains, we cannot leave the house — there is too much mud.” Leydi worries that she will not be able to provide during a time where she cannot leave to work.
“We cannot get water in the house, I have to walk to go get it. And now, with Alison crawling, I have to take both the children with me for fear of her getting hurt.” — Leydi Rosales-Hernandez
“I do not own this house. The landowners rent it to me, and in return I wash and iron their clothes,” explained Leydi of her financial situation. The family of three lives off of $160 a month.
“It is my dream to have my own house and live together with my two children, and help them be successful,” says Leydi of her opportunity with Gente Ayudando Gente. “It would be a blessing from God.”
The Fuller Center is in a position to help put families like Leydi’s in homes as soon as possible, but we cannot do it without your help. If you are interested in donating to help us fund the construction of these homes, follow the link below.