by | Apr 4, 2022

Girlstown Guatemala

“My father abandoned us, and my mom had to take care of us. I have three brothers. I spent a month bleeding from the nose, and I almost died because I was too weak. To buy my medicines, my mom asked my dad for help, but he said that he didn’t care, because for him I didn’t exist. I was hardly going to study 6th grade because I had no uniform, no school supplies because we spent everything on medicine. When I recovered, I went to work washing clothes so I could buy what I needed to study. After class I worked. I was very sad because I was not going to be able to continue studying. A neighbor told my mom about the Villa de las Ninas and I was very happy because I got to do my interview. I decided to come to follow my dream of continuing studying. 

I want to finish my Baccalaureate here at the Villa de los Ninas. When I finish my study, I want to work to help my family. I’m going to help my family so they don’t have to work as much.”

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The children at our schools come from the poorest of the poor. Each child has their own stories of what their life was before coming to our schools and how their lives are being transformed by the Sisters of Mary programs.  Read the moving stories of our children in their own words. 

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