Hello everyone, we have been in touch with our girls in Central America to see how everyone fared during Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Thankfully, everyone is safe and sound, and has only had to deal with things like washed out roads or water coming into the house in small amounts. But they’ve not had to deal with some of the true horrors that we have heard about throughout Central America, so we are very grateful.
We are also grateful to have received photos from Valentina in Guatemala and from Linda Maria in Honduras. Please visit their pages for all the information and more photos, but here is a little sample.
In Guatemala, Valentina has been studying at home, which is challenging, but they have persisted. She and her siblings have received some aid from Colectivo Vida Digna in the form of books and school supplies, and they are almost done with the year.
In Honduras, Linda Maria is on the Honor Roll again (no big surprise there!). Her teachers describe her as a “happy girl, willing to learn and very collaborative.” But she wants to go back to her classroom, which we most certainly understand. But she studies at home via Zoom and it looks like her teachers and her school are doing an amazing job of keeping the students interested and engaged.
Finally, it is with sadness that we announce that Seyla in Nicaragua has left the program. She decided to get married in the middle of the year, although we understand that she is still studying. We hope she will finish high school before she decides to have any children, and we wish her all the best. We hope she is happy, and that her husband treats her well and supports her desire to stay in school. We’ll check in on her when we are able to return to Nicaragua, and let you all know how she is doing.
Thank you all for your support during this strange and challenging year. We’re so grateful for your support for these young women who are trying so hard. We hope have a wonderful holiday season, and stay safe!