Life is never dull around here and nothing is predictable!
Two night ago, Ismael and I took the truck to San Benito to load up on the Kids Against Hunger food that is stored there. We hugged and lugged about 50 boxes to the truck and then into the clinic. As we were doing so, Ismael received a call from Sergio, a student in Purushila. After sitting with his 6 fellow students for their 9th grade exams all day in San Benito, the bus had dropped them off in Santa Ana too late for the bus to Purushila. Sergio was wondering if we could take them home. I was SO PROUD of him for taking a leadership role to help out the group! We took them home amidst their excitement. They will receive their diplomas on November 28 if they pass the exam.
Yesterday morning, Orfe hosted an event for the women of Santa Ana at the clinic. Two women from a Human Rights organization came to talk about violence against women, women's rights and the laws that should protect them. There was quite an attentive crowd. I was especially pleased to see Orfe's teens from Luz de Esperanza among the group. I know that Orfe will talk with them more about what they heard.
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012