Fidelia: Safety and a New Family
As a very young child, Fidelia was beaten by her parents and forced to beg on the streets for money. When she was 5, she was rescued and welcomed into Hogar Luz de Maria, a privately run, family-like home for orphans. There, Fidelia was given support and care. After three years, her dream of being adopted into a loving family came true.
Laxmi and Mayuri: From Poverty to Possibilities
Laxmi struggled to provide for her daughter, Mayuri, and the rest of her family. When she became involved in our Community Development program, she learned about how to start a business. Today, she owns a flour mill business with five other women and, through sponsorship, Mayuri is on track to become a nurse. A family’s future has been transformed.
Nigist and Meseret: Sponsorship Helped Them Survive
Nigist and Meseret lost their parents. These two sisters didn’t have any way to pay for food or school. Then, they got a lifeline through the Child Sponsorship program. For nine years, they had food, attended school and have now been able to find work. Today, they earn enough to keep them out of poverty and their future is full of possibilities.