We are so excited that this Saturday is our special, annual Power Women, Power Tools event. This build is invite-only, but we want everyone to meet the ten, Lynwood/Imperial partner families whose homes the power women will be helping to build.
Every day this week we will be helping you to get to know these families by posting information on two them. Today, meet the Aguilar and Ayala families!
The Aguilar Family
Adolfo and Monica Aguilar have one daughter and a second child on the way. Their current living condition is a concern because of the hazards it poses for their children. Eight years ago, Adolfo moved away from his wife and daughter and emigrated from El Salvador to the U.S. He worked hard to follow the proper procedures to bring his wife and daughter to the United States. He lived with his parents, saved money and worked two housekeeping jobs. Finally, his family joined him in the U.S. in July 2009. He moved out of his parent’s home and found a place to rent.
Their daughter, Stephanie loves science, music, dancing and singing. Adolfo and Monica are looking forward to having a stable environment for their children.
In El Salvador the Aguilar’s never imagined that they would become homeowners in the U.S. They feel like owning a home is a dream come true, equivalent to winning the lottery.
The Ayala Family
Javier and Martha Ayala live with their five children in a two-bedroom apartment located in a high-crime neighborhood. The Ayala’s have lived in Lynwood for years and are excited to become homeowners in that same community. Javier supports the family as a machinist and Martha volunteers with at-risk youth and their families.
Joseline, their eldest, owns her own business providing financial services and is working toward her business degree. Francisco enjoys playing soccer and is an award-winning, student filmmaker. Natalie likes to draw and sketch. Janelle enjoys fashion and Ashley loves to play with her dolls.
The road to homeownership for this family has meant building their home from the ground up. They look forward to being together under one roof with enough space for each of them to work, enjoy their hobbies and relax, in a safe and beautiful neighborhood.
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