Eric and his parents Martina and Loy live in northern Mexico in a small one room concrete home. They are in desperate need of a better living situation but their modest salary does not allow them to continue to build their home without your help.
Eric and his mom and dad live in a small cinder-block square with some plastic over part of the place for a roof. There is no running water so the dishes were filthy, covered in oily liquids. No refrigerator. One large bed was covered with bedbug feces. There was an old dirty stove connected to an old gas tank. I was moved deeply. I realized the opportunity Jesus sent us immediately. Here was another opportunity to show love.
Some of you may be wondering how they could be living in these conditions if they work. The problem is their wages are so low that they barely get by.
Together Loy and Martina make 1000 pesos every two weeks.
That is less than ninety American dollars.
That is about 45 dollars a week, 9 dollars a day, $4.50 per person.
Their hourly wage is about 50 cents.
The Costs for a Home Project are the following:
Replace a roof: $450
Put in a cement floor: $100
Paint a house: $40
Cement the walls of a room: $40 (it protects the adobe)
Purchase a toilet: $50
To Give Click Here: www.fmcmissions.com/homes
The Kiehl Family’s Blog:http://frommetomissionary.wordpress.com
Voice over provided by Jonathan Kiehl, mission team leader in General Cepeda, Mexico.
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