Wendy is a girl who hopes to improve her living situation. She is 11 years old, the youngest of three, and loves to go to school. Wendy’s mother is a stay-at-home mom and her father works day and night to improve his family’s living situation. He is a farmer and earns $75 per month.
Wendy and her siblings have been a part of Asociación Nuestros Ahijados del Salvador for 6 years. Before that the family had no outside support. The children went to school but it was hard for the family to pay for 3 children to go to school. Wendy’s mother was about to pull them out of school so Nuestros Ahijados enrolled them in the program so that they could continue their education.
Upon being enrolled in the program the children were able to receive a scholarship to continue going to school. Wendy is currently in 4th grade and received rice and beans each month so that she can eat well. She also receives a monthly scholarship and all of the benefits that Nuestros Ahijados provides its beneficiaries with.
Wendy’s mom is very glad that she has the help of Nuestros Ahijados since it has helped her and her children have a better life.
Melvin is a hardworking young man. He struggled during 2014 with a few of his classes and even had to attend summer school to make up the classes he had failed, however, after all of his hard work in summer school he was able to pass. The only person that helps Melvin, besides the God´s Child Project, is his mother. She works making tortillas to support Melvin and his brother.
The conditions of the house are fairly decent. The house is made of adobe and has a cement floor. They family has quite a few electrical appliances and two beds. Melvin’s mother also recently bought a stove so that she can work selling tortillas.
The God´s Child Project has provided the family with a lot of support by covering the costs of Melvin’s registration fees, school uniform and school supplies as well as giving the family rice and beans and a cleaning kit among other things to help with some of the family’s many needs. Melvin also received a scholarship based on his grades.
Melvin´s mother is the only bread-winner in the family since his father passed away from kidney failure. Since his death Melvin’s mother has looked out for her children’s wellbeing. She prefers to stay single taking care of her children and with the help of the Project she has been able to provide a better future for her children.
In general, the family is doing well. At times Melvin's mother is careless with her children but when they need her the most she is there to help them. The family is very thankful for the help that they receive each month from the God´s Child Project.
Story of a 15 year old girl from El Salvador
The young lady is 15 years old and is the oldest of 3 siblings. Her father works in the fields and makes about $60 per month. Since he doesn´t make very much money her mother has to go to work at 4:00 in the morning every day in a clothing store. Their standard of living is not that great. Although the house is made of cement blocks it is not in very good condition.
Because of the conditions that the family was living in the God´s Child Project admitted the three children to the program. The children stand out in school because of their good grades and behavior and they have made the most of the support that the Project has given them such as rice, beans, clothes, shoes and most importantly a scholarship so that they can improve their lives through education.
The oldest girl is not just a good student but also a big help to her family. She and her youngest sister walk 25 minutes every afternoon to get to a mill and help their grandmother sell tortillas and as they walk there they search for any type of material that they can recycle and sell. The two sisters also have done well in beauty competitions and they are always collaborative and participative.
Despite all the problems that they face each day the family is very thankful for the help that they receive each month from the Project since without that help it would be very hard for them to continue their education and have a professional trade in the future.
At the age of 23, this young man is the head of his house. He lives with his mother and 8 siblings. Their living conditions aren’t good at all. In fact they are terrible! Their house is made of sugarcane walls, a mud floor and a tin roof. The father abandoned their house because he decided to have a relationship with another woman. This is one of the reasons why the family can’t succeed economically. They can barely eat three meals a day and they don’t have access to clean water. The family works hard to improve their life unfortunately they are unable to break out of poverty because they are a large family.
Thanks to the support and help from AsociaciónNuestrosAhijados in El Salvador the children can now go to school and have a better chance at a descent future. Education changes a life. We believe this and this is why we have to help children achieve their goals. Because we understand that children who are better fed learn more we provide them with a monthly basket of food that includes basic grains, sugar, pastas and a personal hygiene kit.
Because we know the desperate situation of this family Asociación Nuestros Ahijados, has also supported them in building a new house, so they could have a safe place to live. Everyone should and deserves to be in a better home and in a safer environment. This referring to the eight children in this family that we help. All the children have been constant in school, been mindful of how important it is to learn every day and this due to the follow up of our social workers department. We wish we could do more.
The oldest boy is studying during the weekends because he spends the entire week working hard to support his family.
The entire family is grateful but specifically this young man. We are trying to change his life and believe that we can do this through education. We hope and want to keep his dreams alive so he can break out of poverty and help his family do the same.
A role model for her siblings in El Salvador
At the age of 21, this young lady has been working against poverty in her country, El Salvador and specially in the community where she lives. She is her mother's support. She is the role model of her other five siblings, even when they have all the desire to get out of poverty it has been hard because they don't have thier father's support.
The young lady's mother is from Guazapa, she never had the opportunity to attend school because her parent's thought was that studies were not useful, but she worked hard day after day to support her children. Unfortunately they don't have a secure place to live and they had to move from house to house because rents are high.
When we noticed the problems that this family was going through, Asociación Nuestros Ahijados started to support them in our project in El Salvador, which consists in bringing monthly rice, beans, clothes, shoes and economical support accoriding to how they are doing at school with the mission of transforming their life and changing them to a better persons. Even though their econimic situation is not good, she continues working hard to reach all her dreams, she is working on weekinds selling beverages in a small business that the mother has. During the week she studies to be an auxiliary nurse. Her siblings also study at the village school.
The lady and all the family are very grateful with all the support that we have been giving them. Without it all their economic issues would be worse.
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