Ana is in kindergarten in San Juan la Laguna, she lives outside of the village with her mother, grandfather, and siblings, her father passed away a long time ago. Her mother sells weaving on the streets, but her income is not enough to cover all the family's expenses and her children's educational needs. Ana's favorite subjects are Art and Math, and she enjoys playing basketball with her friends. With your help, we will be one step closer to provideing education, nutrition and support to Ana and her family.
Annellin Wallesca Ujpan Chox, Aged 6
Annellin is 6 years old and loves to sing and paint, she has a single mother who works as a day laborer and tries to find work where she can, making tortillas and working in a field washing onions. Annellin spends the majority of her days with her grandparents. Her mother is the only member of the family who brings income, supporting her two children and elderly parents. With your support, we can help alleviate these financial burdens on Annellin and her family.
Catarina Isabel Mendez, Aged 10
Catarina is 10 years old and studies in 4th grade. She has one younger sister and likes to study, read and write stories. Her mother works for local people in the village washing laundry by hand and carrying the dirty clothing to the lake and back many times per day, she tries to support her family financially but does not generate enough to cover their needs. Sponsor Catarina to help her further her studies and opportunities.
Daniel Nehemias Ixtamer, Aged 4
Daniel is 4 years old. His favorite subjects in school are Art and Math and he enjoys playing soccer, doing his homework and helping his grandmother to collect firewood and prepare a meal on an open fire in one room, where he lives with his single mother, four sisters, and grandma. His favorite color is blue and his favorite meal is tortilla and beans, he loves eating meat but had it only a couple of times in his life. He doesn't know his father and his mother works all day long. His favorite color is blue and his favorite meal is tortilla and beans. Daniel doesn't know his father and his mother works all day long (washing laundry in the lake) to support her family, he spends most of the time at home with his grandmother and his siblings.
Sofia Raquel Vasquez Ujpan, Aged 6
Sofia likes to act and dance in her free time. She lives in the Chinmaya region above San Juan and walks to school every day. She lives in a small one-room home with her single mother and three young brothers. They do not earn enough for the entire family of five each month which leads to a struggle to cover expenses for basic necessities and the cost of the children's' education and medical treatment. This usually leads to food shortages which put the youngest children at risk of malnutrition and forces the elder children to drop out of school early and become secondary breadwinners for the family.