These children on the front pages of the press are the faces that represent these problems in Guatemala, a country endemic for all of those problems and more. The wide-eyed infants and fresh faced toddlers who stare at us from the pages of national newspapers or websites captivate us with their promise of blooming if they are planted on American soil. Their plight tears at the very fabric of our country, dividing our opinions as we each stand on our respective sides of the issue.
Meanwhile, our Finding Freedom families are looking better nourished. Their faces are filling out, the children who benefit from our food donations are growing taller and their eyes have a brightness that was absent before we took them into our program. The lines of worry on the faces of our abandoned mothers are softening.
It is time for our mothers to pay it forward.
|Maria(R) will feed Felipe|
It didn't take long.
Finding a hungry elderly person in any community world wide should be a hard job.
Our FFF mom's are never going to be world makers or life changers. They don't have the tools to do so. But they can make life a little brighter, and stomachs a little fuller, for the elderly in their community.
Paying it forward, Finding Freedom style.
|Catarina with her first FFF donated meal|