The Rivera family:  Mom, Ironely, and Dad, Alfredo, with their 4 children ranging in age from 13 to 5 have been living together in this small home.  They all share the common living space and work hard to make the most of what they have. Ironely works from the home sewing when she can to help support her family.  Alfredo has been working as a taxi driver and depending on the season he can sometimes bring in about 12000 pesos. Ironely has suffered from continuous allergies that often cause migraines making it hard to do what she needs to do to support her family.    Alfredo has been recently suffering from very high blood pressure and this makes him worry about how his family will survive if something happens to him.  In their current home, the rain season is always a time of worry.  The rain comes in through the roof and water also comes in from the street filling the home with water and ruining mattresses and ruining their few belongings.  They are so excited to have a house that will keep them dry during this time.  Alfredo is overjoyed to know that his family will have a safe place while he is away working.

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Thanks to the St. Aloysius Gonzaga volunteers for making this possible.

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.

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