5 Generations at Integral Heart Guatemala
Family is very important in Guatemala. Our foundation is also a big family in which people from the whole world engage together in order to build a better future for our children. This is why our name is the Integral Heart Family.
Integrity, heart and the core and effort of a family are brought together to make this work possible.
But besides the virtual family of supporters throughout the world, we also have at our school a family of five generations of strong women who represent the past, the present and the future, but that are working together with us in this project.
In the picture below you can see five women. They all are from the same family:
(Left to Right) Doña Graciela is 75 years old and the mother of 6 childre. She is a widow and has no pension from the government. She suffers from a heart condition for which she needs medicines; we help her with that and groceries. She is the mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother of the other ladies in the picture
Mamá Sonia is 51, she is the daughter of Doña Graciela, and the mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of the other ladies. She is our chef at the school and the only one of Doña Graciela´s offspring who helps her with her needs.
Marisol is 37, she is the granddaughter of Doña Graciela, the daughter of Mamá Sonia, the mother of Saida and the grandmother of Sarai. She is our social worker at the school. She and Mamá Sonia are the ones who really make things happen and run the school at all levels.
Saida is 14, she is the daughter of Marisol, granddaughter of Mamá Sonia, and great granddaughter of Doña Graciela. She is also Saray´s aunt. She is in our program, she has been with us for years and wants to study to become a veterinarian to help us develop our next project which will include a pet rescue shelter.
Saray is the little one, she is only four but full of beings. She is part of our next generation of students. She is being well stimulated since birth and we have many hopes in this new generation. She is the niece of Saida, granddaughter of Marisol, great granddaughter of Mamá Sonia, and great great granddaughter of Doña Graciela.
Thank you so much to all of you who make possible to give hopes and a dignified life to so many generations. This is just an example of the many number of families you all help with a much better life and future.