NPH Mexico Aids Relatives Of Our Children After The Earthquake

NPH Mexico supports Mr. Raymundo to rebuild his home after the September 19, 2017 earthquake.
February 26, 2018 - Mexico

Mr. Raymundo in his house with the demolished walls.

Mr. Raymundo Espinoza is 79 years old and the grandfather of two girls who are part of our NPH Mexico Family. They joined NPH after their mother died of cancer. They knew nothing of their father since she became ill, and they were left to their grandparents. Later on, their grandmother passed away.

In order to support his family, Mr. Raymundo worked during the day in the field and at night as a watchman, but due to his advanced age and the short time he spent with his granddaughters, he decided to entrust them to NPH for their care and thus be able to offer them a better future.

On the day of the earthquake, September 19th, Mr. Raymundo's house, located in the municipality of Xochitepec, Morelos, was severely damaged and became mostly uninhabitable. Fortunately, Mr. Raymundo was not home when the earthquake happened, and when he arrived, all he found was rubble and large cracks in the remaining walls.

NPH Mexico undertook the task of looking for relatives of our children and collaborators who had been affected by the earthquake and found Mr. Raymundo, whom without help, would not have been able to rebuild his house.

With the resources that kind people entrusted to us to help others, we were able to purchase the construction materials necessary to rehabilitate Mr. Raymundo's house, as well as the labor.

The day that the masons started working at his house, Mr. Raymundo sat in a corner to see how the walls of the house he built almost 45 years ago were collapsing. He had been a construction worker most of his life, and his house represented the fond memories of his family.

"I am more than grateful, I have no words to express what I am feeling at this moment. I can only say good people still exist", said Mr. Raymundo with great emotion and a big smile, as he watched the demolition.

The NPH Mexico Family feels blessed because generous people support us to carry out community work like this. Now, Mr. Raymundo can enjoy his house again without worrying about cold nights.

Vanessa Cruz   
Communication Officer




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