Imagine that all you had to call home, was a pile of pallets covered by a tarpaulin. It leaked in the rain, and all you had was one old mattress for you and all your kids.
Imagine that every time that you wanted to cook for your family, you had to go and collect firewood and build a fire outside. Completely exposed to the elements.
Imagine that whenever you wanted to wash food, laundry or even yourself, all you had was a home made tent structure and an old conrete sink.
Last week we built 9 Homes for needy families in Ensenada. One of the families was a single mum, Nieves with her 3 boys. Nieves is separated from her abusive husband and works in the fields earning only $60 a week, which is barely enough to cover their living costs.
Their current home is made of pallets and tarpaulin, and a dirt floor. They only have 1 old mattress which the 3 boys sleep on and Nieves sleeps on the dirt floor.
Last week, they recieved thier Home of Hope. No more will they be worrying if the roof was going to leak or having to sleep on the floor.
Now imagine coming home to a beautiful home with a door that locked, windows that opened, and a roof that kept you warm and dry.
Now Imagine no more sleeping on a floor, but having a brand new bed to sleep in. Covered with new clothes and toys, more than you had ever seen.
Now imagine no more collecting wood to make a fire, and a table to create family memories around, even a place to put the Christmas tree.
Thank you for being Part of Helping to change lives of families like Nieves...