the garcia de los santos family
Garcia de los santos
Berta is a single mother, her husband died 10 years ago, and she received a piece of land from the municipality of Pastores, before having their own land they used to rent a room. Now they live in a shack built out of corrugated metal sheets and dirt floor where they have also a space that they use as a kitchen.
Unfortunately, they do not have basic services, electricity, plumbing nor sewers. Berta is the head of this family, she works as housemaid earning around $93 a month. Gustavo, the oldest son also works as bus driver he is earning around $20 a week and uses it to help his mother.
Edwin, their grandson, studies in Antigua and was constantly sick due to an eye condition and allergies that come from the moisture of not having a dry home. Thanks to a CASA client they now have a safe and dry home.