A Woman on a Mission
Esperanza in her newly remodeled living room.
Esperanza is a mother of three children aged 14, 13, and 5. She is also mother to Chapo and Knighty, her teacup Yorkie and kitten. So it is no wonder that, while renovating her new south side home, Esperanza had to work to keep children and animals clear of the construction zone. “Debris is flying everywhere,” she explained laughing, “so try not to get in the way!” Esperanza is well informed when it comes to home construction. She has worked in the construction trade for over five years now. Purchasing and renovating a foreclosed property made sense for Esperanza, as she knew she could save money, do the repairs herself, and create the home she always wanted: “Working here on my own is saving money, I have more money to put into the house…I’d like it to be done the right way the first time.”
Thanks to the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Servive for the above video. Check out the rest of their coverage on Esperanza HERE
The stockings are hanging on the living room wall as you enter the home.
The big window from the “work station” room, overlooking South Fifth Street.
Esperanza explains her work progress on painting the home.