Bricks to Bread has connected with two wonderful families in need of a sustainable income and we are excited about the possibility that we may be able to help both. A sustainable income from selling bread would not only change their lives, but also the lives of their children, and the lives of other families in their communities. We have raised enough money to begin the process of organizing one oven build. We will continue to work tirelessly so that Bricks to Bread can build both in 2018. We do not want to choose which family has to wait to receive their oven!
Meet our new families we want to support in 2018!
Jenni Bustos Moya & Family
Jenni is a mother of three who lives in the town of Corralillo located in the Guanacaste
Province of Costa Rica. In 2016, the family received a home from Habitat for Humanity Costa Rica, but needs a sustainable income in order to maintain their home while also meeting basic needs.
Currently, Jenni is a housewife and relies on her children’s father to provide for her family. Carlos works as an agricultural worker and makes around $370 dollars a month during the summer and $56 dollars per week cutting grass in the winter. A brick oven would give Jenni an opportunity to provide for her family with a sustainable income that would last year round.
Sra. Daysi Hernandez & Family
Daysi a widow and a mother of four and she is also providing for a brand new grandson. She used to live in San Marcos de Cutris, but moved after her husband lost his battle with leukemia so she could be closer to her mother and sister.
Daysi is the sole provider for her family. She does small sewing projects in order to get by; making roughly $200 a month. Daysi is an immigrant from Nicaragua and has experience with baking and selling bread. In Nicaraqua her mother had a mud oven and baked bread to sell. Daysi spent part of her childhood selling her mother’s bread to their community.
- On August 14, 2017