Melvia and her Husband, Jorge have lived in Patulul Suchitepequez, Guatemala their entire lives.
They have three children: Hector, Elizabeth, and Jonathon.
The Mendoza family’s dream is to create a better living situation for their family and improve their children's chances of success in life so they can contribute to society.
hey currently pay rent for their home, and must raise 2,000Q ($260.26) in order to even own the land it sits on.
With high hopes, they fight daily for this dream despite the odds.