Readers of this blog may sometimes think that the women we assist are downtrodden, faint of heart and lacking in strength. Nothing could be further from the truth, and in fact, working with them gives me inspiration as I see firsthand just how resourceful they are.
There is a popular reality show called Preppers. The series showcases different American families as they prepare, each in their own way, for what they conceive as a future catastrophic event. The participants of this show would do well to learn from the women Finding Freedom through Friendship assists.
When Lucia's husband abandoned the family, it was a catastrophic event for her. She was suddenly left with no income, no home, no land and no way to feed her children. Prepping for hardship felt familiar to Lucia, and she has done an amazing job of maintaining her family. She is a woman of strength.