Single Mother, 3 Children
Drawing and Hand-Lettering
Fernanda is one of 3 children of single mother Marilyn. She is part of CDL’s Youth Mentorship Program and her younger siblings Adan and Nicole attend CDL's Children's Centre. Fernanda is a very friendly girl who can usually be seen playing board games or drawing with the other youth at the youth program. Fernanda is also a part of our Scholarship Program for high school students. This scholarship allows Fernanda to continue in her education at a time when she would otherwise be unable. She dreams of going on to study Law in University one day! Fernanda's Mom, Marilyn came to Casa de Luz asking for help in August 2015 after she separated from her husband. When Marilyn and her husband first separated, she had nowhere to live and wasn't able to provide for her children. They were going hungry. She and her children had been living with a friend of Marilyn's temporarily until they could find a room for rent. Marilyn has no family and very few friends here in Primo Tapia. She came to CDL asking for help because she had no one to care for her children while she worked. At the ages of 6, 7 and 9, her children were staying home alone. When we interviewed Marilyn and gave her the news that her children would be able to attend Casa de Luz, she was overwhelmed with thankfulness! We are so thankful God has given us the opportunity to partner with this family, and we are excited to see all that God is going to do in and through them.