Gaspar Tzep Marroquin donates to El Sol, helps out in the kitchen, and is among the first to answer any call for volunteers.
Registered with the labor center since 2014, Gaspar has also developed a positive reputation with employers. Several people who have hired him have praised him for his professionalism and for the quality of his work.
El Sol helps make him feel safe as a day laborer, Gaspar said. “I know that when I find work I will get paid and they will not mistreat me.”
While earning the trust of the business owners and managers who have hired him, Gaspar has remained committed to his education. He has taken English classes in the morning and in the evening.
In an effort to become more desirable to employers, Gaspar has also completed training as a painter and air-conditioning technician through the Capacitate Para Empleo program.
Now he is completing carpentry training.
“The people are so kind here,” Gaspar said, referring to El Sol.