12 12 Love Project Helping Families Guatemala  

Ermogenes and Rosa

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Last modified
Sunday, 13 November 2016
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  • Husband Info
    Ermogenes Vasquez Garcia
  • Wife/Widow Info
    Rosa Cornelia Salama de vasquez
  • Children Info
    unavailable at publishing
  • Home Number
  • Sponsoring Family
    Fidelity Employees
This family of 7 was living in a small “swiss” house, one of the relief homes from the great 1976 earthquake here in Guatemala.  The home is no longer safe due to adobe construction and has a serious moisture problem that makes the families’ health issues worse.
Ermorgenes is in his 70’s and has been very ill and unable to work for some time. Often he has been in the hospital for long periods of time with various illnesses.  Cornelia’s health is poor as well and struggles with asthma and lung issues.  The two older children are working to provide basic necessities for the family.
During construction the oldest son worked with our crew for two weeks to complete construction of the home.  During this time the family had no income and no means to buy food.  We were able to purchase the food needed to allow the family to participate in the construction of their home.  Ermorgenes has just returned from the hospital when we completed construction.  When we celebrated the home together he was so grateful for the unexpected gift of this home for his family. Note: Ermogenes passed away in October of this year (2016).