Sandra Gamez and her mother, Magdalena, also known as “Nana,” came to the United States from Cananea, Mexico when Sandra was just a little girl. They have been in Tucson for more than 24 years.
Sandra heard about Habitat for Humanity from a friend and on TV. She decided to give the office a call and, in May of 2010, found out that she had been approved.
“I was happy,” said Sandra. “I didn’t think I would be able to have a house because I’m just working, just me.”
Sandra has been working on her sweat equity hours since May. Her son Christian says he can’t wait to help. “When I turn 16, I’m going to help a lot,” he said.
Nana says being approved for a Habitat home, “It’s a dream.”
The family currently shares a 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home.