Thursday, November 19, 2009

Margareta and her children are sponsored

Margareta's daughter, Maria.

Margareta hand-embroidering traditional Guatemalan clothing

Margareta is sponsored, thanks to our donors

Margareta is the mother of five children. Her husband came to the U.S. several years ago, and the family still owes a financial debt to the coyote who he traveled with. As a result of this debt, the family lost their land which was one of the few things they owned. Meanwhile the husband is not able to send money home due to the stateside economy and lack of jobs. Margareta's sister and her children are also living in this house, which makes the total family size of 17.
Margareta's youngest son has a club foot, which a surgical NP, Children of the Americas, will operate on in January as a donation of care. Meanwhile, Finding Freedom through Friendship has arranged for a months worth of food to be purchased and delivered to this family by early next week.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maria and daughter in a tender moment

Maria and her daughter Graciella are sponsored!

Maria and her daughter live in the department of Solola. Maria is a widow who sells fruit in order to meet the needs of her two children.She does not own land, she doesn't have her own fruit stand and she rents the house you see in the background. She has no running water or electricity. Maria works long hours trying to meet her rent payment and to provide school fees for her children.
The Finding Freedom through Friendship sponsorship will allow the burden of paying for food to be lifted from this single mother for two months.