Care2 members have been sponsoring children in need through Children International for several years for free with our Click to Donate pages. We’ve recently received a progress report on one of the children, Yeyni from Guatemala. Care2 members have been clicking daily for Yeyni since February of 2004! That’s almost 10 years! We’re extremely proud that our members daily clicks can help support children in areas of need and want to share this update with you.
Update from Yeyni
I want to tell you that I am very happy because I am in 2nd year of middle school. I am very thankful with God because he has helped me to keep inside his ways and not stray. Sponsor, I also tell you that I am very excited to finish this school year because I want to start high school. Sponsor I have a lot of homework. Sponsor, I have lived very difficult moments and I’ve been praying to god help me so much every time. Sponsor, I close this letter wishing you blessings in success along with your family. God opens many doors in your job and blessings at home always including love for your family.
With much love,
Update from Children International
Yeyni turned 15 years old on her last birthday, which was in April. The last time she was measured and weighted, she had grown to 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed about 106 pounds.
Yeyni attends school. According to Yeyni, her favorite subjects are social studies, math and grammar.
Yeyni lives with her mother in a community where most families survive on incomes that average around $152 a month. Franky, because the unemployment rate is high, many parents struggle to find a steady job. When they do find consistent work, most adults are daily workers, bricklayers and maids.
Sadly, Yeyni’s father abandoned the family. Her mother, Miriam, is a factory worker. While the household income varies depending on the availability of work, it usually averages about $156 a month.
The family lives in a house, which is constructed of concrete block walls, concrete flooring and a corrugated metal roof. It has one multipurpose room. Yeyni sleeps on a wooden bed. Cooking facilities consist of a gas stove. the home has electricity, and the sanitary facility is a toilet. The family is fortunate to have running water.
Impoverished families in Guatemala struggle to meet their families’ basic needs and create better lives for themselves. With an unstable job market an limited income, parents work hard to afford the high costs of nutritious food and pay for school tuition and supplies so their children’s education won’t suffer. And without access to quality medical care, children are at risk for illness and disease.
All of these factors cause instability and stress in the household.
On the up side, Children International is giving children like Yeyni a chance for better life by providing her and the other children in our program with essentials like:
- New clothing and sturdy shoes
- Educational support, such as school supplies
- Access to basic health care and medicine
A big thank you to all of the Care2 member that have supported Yeyni, and the other 15 children that we sponsor through your daily clicks. Please continue to click and support these children.