The town of Zapote sits at the base of the active volcano Fuego, which experienced its most recent eruption in June 2018. In this remote region, poverty is rampant, child abuse and forced child labor are common, and there is little access to education. The added fear since the eruption only fuels the sense of despair and hopelessness felt by so many. read more »
When Susana* was born, her father abandoned the family simply because he wanted a son, not a daughter. She remembers her father telling her later that she was a mistake and that she was supposed to be born a boy. Raising a family on her own, Susana’s mother struggled to provide for the needs of her children, and school tuition costs were certainly out of the question.
But today, Susana is studying at Source of Hope, where she is not only receiving a quality education, but also learning of her true identity in Christ. We have told her how much God loves her and that she is not a mistake! She is doing well academically and wants to study to become an attorney after she graduates from our program. Susana says, “I want to fight for children’s rights. I want fathers to be involved in their families and support their families. Because of my experience with my own father, I want to help other families that are going through the same thing.” We believe in Susana and we’re certain that God has big plans for her life!
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.