Santiago and Kyle Arana Fund a Home For a Family in Bolivia

Santiago Arana is a Managing Partner at The Agency and one of the most distinguished real estate agents in Los Angeles.

Originally from Sucre, Bolivia, Santiago and his wife Kyle Arana, are giving back to Santiago’s home country in a big way. Together, the pair has funded a complete home for the Soto family in Bolivia, who are currently living in unsafe structures exposed to harsh elements and disease.

Thanks to Santiago and Kyle’s generous contribution, the family will soon have a clean, safe home to call their own.


April 10th, 2017

The home for the Soto family is almost complete! 




August, 19th 2016 

Meet the Soto Family

The Soto family has three generations living under one roof. Mario and his wife Margarita have several children and grandchildren of all ages. Peter (16) and Michael (12) are the only two in the family who have dreams of finishing school but they have to spend at least 10 hours a day working on the farm to help support their family. Omar (22) works alongside his siblings and father Mario while his wife, Virginia, stays home with their child.

Margarita and her daughter in-law, Virginia have the responsibility of cleaning, cooking, and caring for a family of 14, something that would be nearly incomprehensible for most. The house they are currently living in is built of adobe and stone, materials that are not suitable for the weather, leaving the large family wet and cold most nights. The house is one small room, and the family only owns four straw beds, so they distribute space the best they can.

Mario imagines the simple freedom a little more space could give his family, and hopes this new home provides them shelter and peace of mind for generations to come. 


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Build Partner: New Story Charity