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Where Will We Live, Mom?

When Laia’s husband died, she was left with only their two children and their house. Then an earthquake hit Guatemala and destroyed their home. Where would they live? Read Transcript


Reporter: FOR

7-YEAR-OLD SAMUEL, EVERY DAY

IS AN ADVENTURE.

WHEN HE IS NOT IN SCHOOL, HE

LOVES TO GO TO WORK WITH HIS

MOM.

SHE DOES LAUNDRY IN PEOPLE'S

HOMES.

I LIKE TO HELP MY MOM

EARN SOME MONEY, BUT

SOMETIMES MY HANDS ITCH AND

I START WASHING THEM.

Reporter: DOLLY IS A

WIDOW WHO NEEDS THE JOB TO

SUPPORT HIS CHILDREN.

HER HUSBAND DIED TWO YEARS

AGO IL.

WHE.

WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE,

HE SAID, AT LEAST YOU WILL

HAVE A HOUSE TO TAKE CARE OF

THE CHILDREN.

IT HURTS TO REMEMBER IT.

Reporter: BUT THEN AN

EARTHQUAKE HIT GUATEMALA AND

DESTROYED THEIR HOME.

AFTER WE WENT OUT OF THE

HOUSE, I SAW IT FALL DOWN.

I STARTED CRYING BECAUSE I

WAS ALONE WITH MY KIDS AND

THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT OF

OUR HOME.

IT WAS HARD WHEN I SAW

THAT OUR HOUSE HAD FALLEN

DOWN.

I SAID, MOM, WHERE ARE WE

GOING TO LIVE NOW?

Reporter: THE SAME DAY

THAT THE QUAKE HIT,

"OPERATION BLESSING" BROUGHT

EMERGENCY FOOD, WATER, AND

OTHER RELIEF SUPPLIES TO

THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS.

THAT'S WHEN WE MET LOLLIA

AND HER TWO CHILDREN.

LATER WE BROUGHT ALL OF THE

MATERIALS NEEDED TO BUILD A

BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR THE

FAMILY.

THIS HOUSE IS VERY WARM,

AND I ALSO HAVE MY OWN

ROOM.

Reporter: NEXT,

"OPERATION BLESSING" SET UP

A SMALL CONVENIENCE STORE

FOR LOLLIA TO RUN.

AND SAMUEL IS A BIG HELP AT

THE STORE, TOO.

I AM HAPPY WITH MY NEW

STORE.

I SELL EVERY DAY TO MY

NEIGHBORS.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR MY NEW

HOUSE.

IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

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