Alejandro and Mayra
Generously funded by Gretchen and Lyle Shaw
In the heart of Sumpango, a small village with big dreams, lives a young family whose story is a testament to hope and community spirit. Alejandro, 22, and Mayra, 17, along with their 9-month-old daughter Blanca, represent the resilience and strength of their community. Despite the challenges of limited education and resources, their aspirations for a better life remain undeterred.
Alejandro, a hardworking day laborer in local farming, earns a modest $8 per day. His dedication is fueled by the love for his family and the dream of providing a better future for his daughter. Mayra, a devoted stay-at-home mom, shares this dream, nurturing their child with unwavering love and care.
Their current living conditions are humble – a single room serving dual purposes as a bedroom and kitchen, constructed from cinder blocks with a concrete floor. This space, generously provided by Alejandro’s parents, has been their sanctuary, albeit a temporary one.
Recognizing the need for a space of their own, Alejandro’s parents have offered a portion of their land to build a new home. This is where Stonewood, in partnership with The 141 Project, steps in. We believe in the power of community and the importance of a safe, loving home. Our mission extends beyond constructing buildings; we are in the business of building dreams.
Thanks to the generous donation facilitated by The 141 Project, Alejandro and Mayra’s aspiration for a home is turning into reality. This new cinder block home is not just a structure; it is a symbol of hope, a foundation for their future, and a testament to the power of faith and community support.
At Stonewood, we are more than just builders; we are dream enablers. This project exemplifies our commitment to excellence, not only in construction but in compassion and community service. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in making Alejandro and Mayra’s dream a reality. Together, we are not just building homes; we are nurturing hopes and creating a brighter future for families like Alejandro’s.