Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A House For Fanny and Lourdes

Fanny and Lourdes are sisters.  Lourdes is 22 and Fanny is 19.  They work in the dump.  Lourdes is one of the hardest workers in the dump.  Fanny, not so much.  Besides the two of them, there are 16 other people living in their house.  One of those horrible little houses.  Between Fanny and Lourdes, they make $15.00 a day, on a good day.  And 18 people have to live on that.

Tomorrow, their current house will be torn down and a new one built in its place.  It is one of those tight places.  The lumber truck won't be able to get any where close.  Everything in the old, bad house will have to be carried out through a very small alley before a single piece of lumber can be carried in.  Even with an early start tomorrow, it will take all day. 

The new houses are so much better than the old ones.  The new ones are 18' x 18' instead of 16' x 16'.  And have three bedrooms with bunk beds.  But an 18' x 18' house is still small for 18 people.

It is going to take a lot of teamwork and patience to build this house tomorrow.  I am sure Fanny and Lourdes and the rest of the family will be praising God tomorrow night.


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