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The Gamez Family

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.

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