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Apolonia Juarez

Thursday, 28 May 2015
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Friday, 27 November 2015
We met Apolinaria and Armando through Armando, one of our long term employees here at the project. Apolinaria has been a widow for 17 years. When her husband died she took the responsibility of raising their grandson, Armando, as her own son.  Their old house was constructed of lamina and built against the wall of a neighbor.  It had lots of openings where air and rain could enter the home. This made for cold and many times wet nights - difficult for 80 year old Apolinaria.  Armando was excited to be able to assist and worked with our crew through the entire process to complete the home.  The family moved into the home just a few months before the rainy season began.