About Me
My name is Angel Gutierrez. I'm a 8-year-old boy.

My birthday is
May 22, 2011.
Sponsorship Program

Children's Center

My Story

Juan Angel and his older sister Josefa are the children of single Mom, Bernalda. Juan is a very active and friendly little boy, who has enjoyed participating in all the activities at CDL and has made friends quickly. His Mom Bernalda is originally from the southern Mexican indigenous state of Chiapas, but moved here with her husband looking for work. Bernalda recently separated from her husband. When they arrived at CDL asking for help, Bernalda hadn’t been able to find work and was feeling very desperate about her and her children’s futures. After talking with Bernalda, we learned that though she doesn’t know how to read or write, she is very skilled at making tortillas. CDL then recommended that she go to the restaurant and tortilla store owned by CDL Mom, Marilu to ask if she had any employment available. That very afternoon, Bernalda started working with Marilu, and has been there ever since. Finally, Bernalda and her children have the peace, support, and stability they’ve been looking for and they are able to start rebuilding their lives.