"I Am Part Of That Change!": One Woman's Resolve To Help Kids Grow
|MAGDALENA AND HER CHILDREN.|
Now, I can be a good example to others and change the situation of the children in our community.
Magdalena Lòpez Sajic is a 28-year-old mother of four living in Villa Hortencia II. Last year, she was living in downtown Quiche when she decided to move back to this small community of 132 families.
“I enjoy living here because I have a piece of land to plant; it’s like paradise,” Magdalena says with a smile. There are many reasons why she came back to Villa Hortencia II, but since her return, she decided to help as many families as she could.
Magdalena’s desire is to help her community by contributing to the appropriate growth of the children. This is why she is part of the Growth Promotion and Monitoring team in Villa Hortencia II.
“A few days ago, when the FH facilitator organized the volunteer mothers group to measure the height and weight of children, I told him that I would like to be part of this group as a volunteer,” Magdalena tells us, “I want to contribute to the development of the children of the community.”
Magdalena likes the way FH Guatemala works in the community, because they emphasize the appropriate growth of children. “Children cannot defend by themselves,” Magdalena explains, “especially all the babies.”
Now, Magdalena is happy to be part of a work team with other mothers from the community, measuring the height and weight of children and providing advice to many new mothers. “All the information that I have learned also helps me to take care of my four daughters in a better way,” she says, “Now, I can be a good example to others and change the situation of the children in our community.”
“My desire is to change the way of thinking to support our children,” Magdalena insists, “I will continue working as long as God allows me to.”
HELP LEADER MOTHERS
|A MEMBER OF VILLA HORTENCIA II'S GROWTH AND MONITORING TEAM TAKES MEASUREMENTS.|
|THE COMMUNITY OF VILLAGE HORTENCIA II IS NESTLED IN A SMALL MOUNTAINOUS VALLEY. THERE IS ONLY ONE DIRT ROAD IN AND OUT OF THE VILLAGE TO THE NEAREST CITY OF QUICHE.|
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