|Mauricia in her garden.|
There is just something wonderful about eating a meal with vegetables from your very own garden. For the villagers of Chirixquitzac, vegetables were a luxury... if you could get to the local market and if you could pay the expensive prices. Now, thanks to the family garden program started by CHOICE Humanitarian (with support from DownEast Home and Clothing) families in the community are selling vegetables instead of buying them. Just take a look at Mauricia Ical's beautiful garden!
Posted by Katrina at 4:00 PM
For the past ten years, Tux Hermojenes of Xalibe, Guatemala has lived without eyesight. As you might imagine, this has made it very difficult to take care of his family. Even simple tasks became nearly impossible. His story is not unusual, as many Xalibe villagers suffer with treatable medical conditions because they do not have sufficient access to medical care. Last November, CHOICE Humanitarian arranged for Tux, and 30 others like him, to travel 3 hours to the closest medical facility for various treatments.
After a quick procedure, Tux, at the age of 78, finally received his sight back. He was overwhelmed with emotion when he said, "I am so happy to return to my home with sight. I have a deep gratitude in my heart for this opportunity to see again."
|Tux (left) waiting for his turn.|
|Tux with his family.|
|After the operation.|
Posted by Katrina at 3:57 PM