Domingo and Miguelina have six children, three of whom are still living with them. They have a few animals that they keep in their yard that help bring in income for the family. Domingo is a handyman and helps out on different projects and farms in the area. On a combined income, their family makes less than $150 per month. Their roof leaks badly when it rains and they get a lot of rainwater coming down the road into their house. These conditions make daily life in their home very difficult. The family has lived in the community for seven years and Domingo’s brother lives next door. They really enjoy living in this community, and are excited to receive their new home as it will bring a lot of positive change, and make their day-to-day lives much easier.
Live Different chooses to employ and work alongside local labourers and tradespeople in communities where we have established connections and relationships. No family is ever simply a “project” for us, and each family is chosen and approved through a process with local community workers. Each home is one that will be built with love, hope, and dignity – together.