Thank you! Gracias! From all of us at Para Adelante!
All of us at Para Adelante are very humbled and grateful be part of the group of organizations supported by GlobalGiving and all its supporters. We would like to thank everyone who has supported and those who continue to support us and the women. Our hearts go out to all those all over the world who are suffering and
struggling during these difficult times.
We are so proud of our women, Angelica and Dolores, for their strength and perseverance with their
education in the last few months despite all the challenges posed with the Coronavirus. Both ladies lost their
income for living costs due to the impact of the virus on their communities and business closings along with
loss of tourism (a major revenue generated for those in the handcrafted textile industry). Yet they still have to
support themselves and their families, including children and sick family members. The ladies also had all their
classes switched to online courses which affected their ability to listen to lectures, as both have very limited
internet and were quarantined at home during weekdays and could not travel out of town to campus. Angelica actually had to listen to her lectures on her cell phone while sitting in a stairwell where she lives, so she could at least hear parts of the lectures, because she has no internet at home to use on her laptop and before the quarantine, she would do as much of her work as she could on campus. We are fundraising to get internet connected in her house so she can do her coursework and listen to lectures, as the Fall semester will be starting this month and will also be online.
Despite all the challenges and uncertainty and withno complaints (only telling us how much they appreciate the support and faith in them Para Adelante and all our generous donors have provided over the last year and a half), we were beaming with pride when we received the attached grades from the ladies. They still managed to work hard and get GOOD grades! They continue to embody the Para Adelante spirit and continue to inspire us.
So with that inspiration, we are still staying busy building our online store where we sell a variety of beautiful, one of kind accessories handmade by women in Guatemala with 100% of the net profits going to fund the scholarships. These items can be found on our website (http://paraadelante.org/shop/) with more inventory to
be posted soon and we hope to launch an Etsy store to reach even more people and fund more scholarships to
help more women and their families.
You can find more updates on all the women by following our social media pages below.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ParaAdelante.org/
Instagram - @paraadelantewomen
Thank you all for the continued support! As we say at Para Adelante, no matter what life throws at you - Keep
Moving Forward! Para Adelante!