Friday, December 11, 2015

A Mayan Child's Christmas List

Meet Dorcas, Efrain, Silvia, Gladis, Marvin and their neighbors. These children live in the remote northern part of Guatemala where pediatric malnutrition is endemic and social services are nonexistent. Their widowed mothers live a life of marginalization and intrinsic poverty so entrenched that the future looks no brighter than the past.
If anyone were to ask them, this is what would be on the Christmas list for these children.  
  • Food. 
  • Shelter: A roof that doesn't leak in the rainy season.
  • Beds and blankets.
  • Food.
  • School supplies.
  • Shoes.
  • Did I mention food? 
  • Sweaters.  
 There is no need to wonder if having the things on this list makes a significant difference in the life of a Guatemalan child. Just keep scrolling through our before and after photos. 
Dominga, widow and mother of 3, fall of 2013 with first FFF corn donation

Dominga's daughters in front of newly donated FFF house, 2015

Isabel, a widow raising four grandchildren, 2012

Isabel's grandchildren after routine food deliveries, education and a donated home, 2015
Larry and Arles, 2014 after one year of donated food and medical care from FFF
Larry and Arles, shown in school uniforms with education and food donated by FFF, fall 2015
We can't wait to show you the children in the first photo after all of the items on the list have been provided.Their faces will be fuller, their bodies warmer, their minds nurtured and their smiles will return. 
Are you feeling like being a Santa today? Your ability to help meet the needs on this list is a click away.