The Rojas were the first ones among the families integrated through the project to be able to pay for their own house without AVSI Brasil’s support.
“From now on, my only expectation is to be able to keep this quality of life,” says Ricardo. “I plan to work hard every day to guarantee my family’s well-being.”
In Venezuela, Ricardo was the long-time chief of Police in the city of Maturin (Monagas State). Still, recently his family struggled due to the economic situation in the country, and they had to leave everything behind to try a new life in Brazil.
“Before the crisis we had a normal life,” remembers Ricardo. “Everybody was working, and we had what we needed. It was difficult to leave all our culture, friends, everything to have a new life, but thanks to AVSI Brasil we were able to relocate and find a job.”
Ricardo is also pleased with the way his family is adapting to a new city.