Sep 26, 2018

Farewell Dona Sara

Guadalupe and her mom Dona Sara
Guadalupe and her mom Dona Sara

We normally share a happy story in this newsletter but today we are afraid we have to deliver some sad news. Death is a part of this wonderful journey called life and last weekend we had to say goodbye to one of the first mothers ever to join the Integral Heart Family.

Doña Sara was 58 years old and it was discovered 18 months ago that she was suffering from terminal cancer. When she finally decided to go to the doctor after a long time of feeling sick she learned that it was too late to do anything about her illness.

She has been part of this family since 2010 and in all this time she has always been a sweetheart. All we could do to support her during this last period of her life was to provide her with painkilling medicines so she could at least alleviate the pain and have a better quality of life.

She leaves behind 9 children, three of them still minors although two are already working. Her husband died 4 years ago due to a liver condition. Her youngest girl, Guadalupe, is coming to our program on regular basis and we will be supporting her with all she needs to continue studying, as well as with psychological and emotional support.

Guadalupe is only 12 and will come back to us at the school next Friday. Her siblings will take care of her as well as us. Their financial condition is pretty poor and they will need all the help possible to make sure Guadalupe can complete her studies.

Thank you all so much for all your support and for making things possible. We can´t ever replace her mom´s place in her heart but she knows she will not be alone.

Thank you for helping us in creating a space of joy, learning, games, dreams and also mourning when needed.

The Integral Heart Family

Guadalupe at our school
Guadalupe at our school
Picking up the family food basket
Picking up the family food basket
Dona Sara at home
Dona Sara at home
With Guadalupe at home
With Guadalupe at home
With her son and daughter at home
With her son and daughter at home
Dona Sara loved dogs!
Dona Sara loved dogs!
Farewell Dona Sara from all of us
Farewell Dona Sara from all of us
Sep 18, 2018

Behind the Scenes

August delivery to relocated families
August delivery to relocated families

On June 3rd the volcano Fuego in Guatemala erupted killing several hundred people and displacing over 5,000 more.

The Integral Heart Family responded immediately arranging weekly support in the form of food, medicines, and personal hygiene products (and one deliver of toys for the children!) to 51 families who had been housed in a local school in the town of Alotenango in a safe location near the site of the volcano.

By the middle of August these families, and 90 other families had been relocated to a temporary housing location near the town.

By the rules of this new location and the authorities in charge we made our first delivery of dried food and other essential items as requested to all 141 families.
Below you will see photos of this delivery and photos of the young boys who also loved the empty boxes!

As always, the top comment from the families was; ‘Thank you for not forgetting us’.

We will continue to solicit donations and we hope to support these families through the end of the year.

Thank you so much for all your support,

Mick Quinn
Debora Prieto
Co-Founders
The Integral Heart Family Guatemala.

August delivery to relocated families
August delivery to relocated families
August delivery to relocated families
August delivery to relocated families
Sep 4, 2018

The Help Continues

Delivery to all 141 displaced famlies
Delivery to all 141 displaced famlies

On June 3rd the volcano Fuego in Guatemala erupted killing several hundred people and displacing over 5,000 more.

The Integral Heart Family responded immediately arranging weekly support in the form of food, medicines, and personal hygiene products (and one deliver of toys for the children!) to 51 families who had been housed in a local school in the town of Alotenango in a safe location near the site of the volcano.

By the middle of August these families, and 90 other families had been relocated to a temporary housing location near the town.

By the rules of this new location and the authorities in charge we made our first delivery of dried food and other essential items as requested to all 141 families.
Below you will see photos of this delivery and photos of the young boys who also loved the empty boxes!

As always, the top comment from the families was; ‘Thank you for not forgetting us’.

We will continue to solicit donations and we hope to support these families through the end of the year.

Thank you so much for all your support,

Mick Quinn
Debora Prieto
Co-Founders
The Integral Heart Family Guatemala.

Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families.
Delivery to all 141 displaced families.
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
Delivery to all 141 displaced families
The boys playing in the empty boxes!!
The boys playing in the empty boxes!!
 
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