Prior to the earthquake, Magdalene Desir lived with her mother, husband, and two daughters. She tragically lost her mother and husband to the earthquake. She forged on and began selling cold beverages on the street to provide for her daughters. Though she worked hard, she felt despair in the fact that she could not offer a safe and secure home for her family. She said this donation givers her more strength and motivation, and she would like to thank Homes from the Heart and its donors.