Friday, April 23, 2010

Our newest elderly client

This is Magdalena, and her grand daughter who shares her name. This newest client to FFF was referred by a local community member who is concerned about the lack of food for Magdalena. Although she has family members, they are very poor and often can't afford to feed themselves or her. She is shown on the bed where she sleeps in a kitchen.
As a widow, Magdalena falls into a precarious aspect of Guatemalan culture..aging women with failing health who are no longer able to perform the wood-gathering and farming chores necessary to provide for their means.
Finding Freedom through Friendship will provide this new client with monthly food staples, a mattress and school supplies for her granddaughter.