Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico

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Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
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Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Give school & love to abandoned girls in Mexico
Happy as I had never been! Kim
Happy as I had never been! Kim

Dear Donor,

Hi, My name is Kim, I am from Queretaro City and I used to live on the street selling chewing gum until I was taken to Puerta Abierta´s home.. 

I arrived July the 15th 2021 being 10 years. Two weeks after was my birthday, they celebrated me, I had a birthday cake, it was chocolate and all the girls at home had a slice with me. Now I feel part of this family, they have opened their hearts to me and I feel secure and loved. Lucy and Susan take care of us.

As I had never gone to school it was very difficult to find one for me, I was too old to be in 1st grade. They talked with  a Montessori school that allowed me to be in their 1st to 3rd grade group and they have been very kind and patient. I am doing a lot of work and now I can read and write, my teacher tells me that my handwriting is beautiful. But what I like more is math, I am very good at it.

As I have done so much progress, I am going to be in 5th grade next year. I love my school, my teachers and my friends. 

I am very exited to be telling you this, I have a loving family now and a good school so I am happy and I will do my best always at home with my chores and at school with my homework.

Today,  please donate to Puerta Abierta so we can keep up and  more girls like me can have an education and a loving family.

Today  your donation will be matched until funds are over( terms adn conditions at the bottom), so do it now! This is the link:

https://goto.gg/9451

There is still time to make the dreams of the girls of Puerta Abierta come true, WE'RE COUNTING WITH YOU!

PD , Guess what I want to be when I grow old? No, not an architect, not an engineer and not a designer! I want to be a Math teacher  so more girls enjoy math as I do!

Bye for now, 

Kim

$400,000 inmatching funds, 30% on donations from $100 to $499 until funds remainm 40% on donations from $500 to $749 until funds remain and 50% on donations from $750 to $100 until funds remain, donations up to $1000 per unique donor.

 

 

  • 30%30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)

 

 

  • $400,000 available in Matching Funds for participating projects!
  • 30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)
  • 40% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)
  • 50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)
  • Donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization will be matched (while funds remain)

 

  • $400,000 available in Matching Funds for participating projects!
  • 30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)
  • 40% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)
  • 50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)
  • Donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization will be matched (while funds remain)

 

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Ana Gaby Farewell Party
Ana Gaby Farewell Party

A success case 

Time flies and the moment comes when our girls get to the goals set by Puerta Abierta when they finish their university degree, get a job to be economically independent and start and independent life outside the PA home.

This is the case with Ana Gaby, our second university graduate. She has just obtained a BSc of Psychology, with Labor as its major.  She made her professional internship at a prestigious local company, where due to her dedication, was later hired. At which time she decides to become independent and leaves the house.

We have mixed feelings, happiness as seeing her planning this step, as she is responsible, organized, and mature, while on the other hand feeling sad to see her go.

At work, she has established a good reputation, which in turn motivates her to learn more and become more involved both socially and professionally.  We are proud of her achievements and happy to talk to her when she visits her sisters and tutors at the house. We feel happy to see her enjoy this environment where she can always find love and support when necessary.  Come home where she is loved and respected, and enjoy memories and dreams with her family.   

 

Ana Gaby, we are so proud of you!  Proud of your firm and decisive character, as well as your responsibility and care towards your new life, which certainly will lead you to face new challenges and achieve further successes. We feel proud as tutors, sisters and friends of having been part of your story.

Ana Gaby, we wish happiness and succes!!

Ana Gaby
Ana Gaby

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Angeles
Angeles

 Dear Donor

15 years ago an extraordinary girl arrived at Puerta Abierta to give a new dynamic to the house, Angie.

At just 6 years old, Angie would walk around the house all the time observing everything and then stopping to ask every adult she met, what do you do, why, what for, what is it, how does it work, how does it work? Most of the time she got answers; and she regularly responded with more questions. Anyone would have thought this was annoying or awkward, but it should be noted that Angie was not just asking, she was also helping. This is a very characteristic trait of Angie, she is always willing to help and is very well done.

After school, she used to come directly to the administrative staff, to observe what they were doing, she was very impressed that they were working on the computer, using the calculator, the copying machine, answering the phone. Angie would repeatedly come up to them and ask, "What are you doing, how long does it take, and then what's next, who are you going to give it to? 

One day, our project coordinator mentioned that she was taking the project to a company, and obviously she asked what is a company? And the answer captivated her, since then, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said "I'm going to work in a company, in a very big one".

And that's how, observing times and movements over the years, Angie's questions and skills grew. At school, her strenght was always mathematics, music and soccer. When something broke down in the house, Angie appeared with a solution, her specialty is to help solve problems of all kinds. She has become a great support.

Just like her, at Puerta Abierta we observed her times and movements, we seeked to offer her opportunities to foster her potential with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) empowerment.

The time came to choose a career and indeed, for Angie it had to be something related to business, mathematics and problem solving. She is currently studying Engineer in Industrial Organization and is in her element, confident in her strengths such as mathematical thinking and driven by her curiosity and natural interest in continuous improvement.

The house keeps changing thanks to Angie, our first STEM girl, now with all she has learned about processes, materials and logistics, she not only observes, now she analyzes with a scientific mind; and the best part, she has already made proposals and we are implementing changes to save water and many other resources optimizing our time and movements.

Thank you Angie, thank you donor for making this possible! 

We are more than happy to see how she increases her potential, grows as a person and empowers herself as a woman.

Triplet sisters, Angie at the center
Triplet sisters, Angie at the center

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Lupis
Lupis

Dear Santa,

 I´ve been very good this year, I ve done my chores and I´ve had good grades in school.(*This is how every letter, of every single child should start, our girls included).

 Our report this December will be in the form of a letter to Santa on how each one of them is doing:

Gaby graduated from university with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Since then, she’s been workingon her indepence program and  will leave Puerta Abierta very soon!

 Karla starts her last semester in January, she continues to make us proud with her Marketing degree grades and is also responsible for a start up bakery.

 The triplets have amazing gradesMaría and Lupita are studying Law and Angeles is doing industrial engineer. We are so proud of them, but most importantly so are they. 

 Moni just started her studies in Marketing and Advertising and is having very good grades. She had a hard time at the time deciciding between Marketing and Advertising or Business but is now certain a good choice.

Brisa, is one of the girls who makes us and herself the proudest of. She arrived in Puerta Abierta when she was 16 years old coming for a very violent situation and has taken every opportunity given. She is doing a degree in communications and nothing will stop her.

 Brisas´s sister Fatima is in her last high school year with amazing grades and taking advantage of all opportunities given as her sister, she will decide what to do in University.

 Zule arrived when she was 15 years old with her niece Lluvia. She hataken care of Lluvia since she was born and now that she knows Lluvia is well taken care off she has allowed herself to bloom, she is happy and doing good in school. Although Zule has had a hard time with several subjects she is focused ad perseveres todo good.

 Alma is a very sweet girl who is strugling with issues of her family at the moment. She will finish high school next summer and wants to do a degrre in physiotherapy. We continue to keep an eye on her and accompany her during these times. 

Paula Ximena is another of our newly teenage girls who is going through a rough time questinoing why she is not loved by her Mother. Something that is very hard to go through and particularly at this age. She is sorrounded by all of us and specialized people who have offered her tools to cope with it all and become stronger. We are confient she will do it. Her grades could be better but she knows it and will get to it soon.

Our second little girl also named Ximena (we have 2 girls named Ximena) is also strugling in her new school, however she is a good girl and will overcome it.

The rest of our girls, the little ones all are good girls and I can tell you thebehave good and are doing fine in school, Kimberly who had never gone to school at her 10 years is eager to learn. Her teacher tells  us that she will catch up as she has a great attitude. She asked Santa for some roller skates.

 Paulina and Lluvia are a blessing, they bring so much joy to the family and we could not be more grateful. They dream of barbie dolls and Christmas, we hope Santa will give them a good surprise this year!

 

We wish you very happy holidays!

Love from all of the girls!

(This are  

Ximena
Ximena
Pau
Pau

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Maria embracing the 2 little ones
Maria embracing the 2 little ones

Dear Donor,

OUR GIRLS ARE LEARNING TO RESOLVE AMBIVALENCE

The sense of belonging is formed through a series of memories that leave a trace within us to form our identity. 

When our experiences or memories are very painful or ambivalent, the tendency is to try to repress them or change them, thereby making the acceptance of these events and memories especially difficult.

The young women in PA continue to live with this ambivalence, sometimes wanting to go back to their families (forgetting the threats and dangers that made them leave in the first place), while at the same time realizing that PA offers them a life with peace and security (knowing that their integrity is not constantly endangered and where they can envision a promising future full of opportunities).

These ambivalence is even stronger for these young women because despite the fact that in PA they benefit from the love and acceptance of the adults, as well as enjoying the camaderie among their peers who have had similar experiences, they still are confronted with that dilemma of wanting to go back to their roots.

PA´s function, in part,  has been to help the residents understand and accept the dilemma they are experiencing, by giving them the necessary skills and strategies to priorize their interests and be clear about their feelings.With these skills and strategies they will be able to make decisions with which they can be in peace. 

In PA we work with these young individualsto help them discover the potential they possess in order to facilitate a healthy development. In this way we hope that they will be able to heal the wounds throughout their different stages of development. 

As adults and caretakers in PA we have to accept the decisions our residents make, even if they do not agree with our point of view. This attitude of acceptance and unconditional positive regardis a fundamental aspect of the working philosophy of Puerta Abierta. One never stops to learn and grow.

We are gratefull to have you as our donor,

Puerta Abierta

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Puerta Abierta IAP

Location: Queretaro - Mexico
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Constantina Duran Robertson
Queretaro, Qro Mexico
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