Nicaragua 2016: A Home for the Garcia’s

April 10th, 2016

A home for the Garcia family is complete and we couldn't be happier to see Mauricio's health improvement.


A group of Giveback Homes members are packing their bags and making their way to Nicaragua this week, all to benefit a family they have never met before. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Giveback Homes, 12 members are ready to get their hands dirty building a safe and sustainable structure for the Garcia family to call home.  

Carla is a 38 years old housewife that lives with her husband (Mauricio Garcia), their children (Maria, Mauricio, Isabel, Marlon, Juan) and a grandson (Neftali). Mauricio is 44 years old man who has been sick the last 15 months suffering from kidney failure, right now he is in the last stage of his illness. The oldest daughter is Maria Mercedes, who is 20 years old, she is a single mom that finished elementary school but didn’t continue studying, instead, she works as a housekeeper in San Juan del Sur. Mauricio is 17 years old, he stopped studying when he was in elementary school in order to work, but at the moment he is unemployed. Marlon (12 years old) and Juan Manuel (8 years old) are still at school, Marlon is in fifth grade and Juan Manuel is in first grade. Neftali Espinoza is 4 years old. Carla has lived in the same place for 18 years and her current home is made of old wood and plastic. Soon, Carla and her family will be able to have a safe and sturdy place to call home.



Meet the team heading to Nicaragua!


Chad Roffers

Concierge Auctions | Austin, TX



Frank Kivo

Concierge Auctions | Austin, TX



Nick Leonard

Concierge Auctions | Eugene, OR


America Michael

Keller Williams | Manhattan Beach, CA



Jessica Northrop

LIV Sotheby’s International | Denver, CO



Valentin Siroon

Siroon Properties | Laguna Beach, CA



Audie Chamberlain

Lion & Orb | Los Angeles, CA


Lindsay Eckert

ReferralExchange | San Francisco, CA


Keke Jones

Pacific Sotheby’s International | San Diego, CA



Erika Spears

Pacific Sotheby’s International | San Diego, CA


Vickie Fageol

Coldwell Banker | La Mesa, CA