Monday, July 25, 2011

A new widow in Guatemala

Finding Freedom Through Friendship usually does not provide critical supplies for married women in rural Guatemala. Our focus is single mothers who find themselves unable to feed their children or who have inadequate and unsafe housing. Supporting Manuel's family was out of the ordinarily for us, but due to his his end-stage diabetes, Manuel's wife had no financial means to support their five children. 
Manuel lost his battle with diabetes this past weekend. Thanks to our facilitator, Roland, food supplies have been delivered to this family for the last 8 months. Money was sent today to assist with the funeral expenses, which often cause a major financial strain on the family members.
Finding Freedom will continue to donate food for this family throughout 2011.