The Nieves Family

Ketty and Diego comprise the Nieves family. Diego is 9 years old and they love to play games, cook and make crafts together. Ketty is originally from Ell Salvador and became a US Citizen in 1999. She has been in Bradenton for 2 years and has been employed at the non-profit StepUp Suncoast for a year.

Although she is a college grad, she would like to return to school at some point to earn a teaching degree or Architecture degree.

Having her own home is achieving a favorite dream and she believes if you work hard, and believe in yourself, you can make your dream a reality and also gain a sense of security. Ketty thinks that is it a wonderful thing to be able to work with volunteers to help achieve your dreams and also gain a feeling of gratification and sharing in the process.