Lilia Sotelo and Javier Alvarez are originally from Mexico. They have lived in McLean County for the last 15 years. Lilia works at Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant in Normal. Javier works at Owen’s Nursery and McDonald’s in Bloomington. They have 4 children: Javier is 14, Yareli is 12, Diana is 10, and Emily is 6. Lilia, Javier, and the kids enjoy outdoor activities, watching movies, and just spending time together as a family. They attend church at St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington.
They look forward to the partnership with Habitat that culminates with them owning their own brand new home, as they have always lived in a rental home. They also look forward to having enough room to allow their growing children the space they need to grow and thrive.