Karen Balderas

About Me
My name is Karen Balderas. I'm a 13-year-old girl.
Birthday

My birthday is
May 14, 2007.
Geography
Sponsorship Program

Youth Center

Family Status

Single Mother, 4 Children

Siblings

Nancy, Brayan, Paulette

Favorite Things

Designing new fashions

My Story

Karen, along with her siblings Nancy, Brayan and baby Paulette are the children of single Mother Norma. Karen is a very sweet and gentle girl who loves to laugh and have fun. She has Cerebral Palsy and walks with a walker. Karen and her family arrived at CDL in April 2013, after returning to Mexico from the United States. The family arrived in Primo Tapia in a very desperate situation as Norma had no one to care for her children while she worked. Shortly after arriving in Primo Tapia, she got a job working in housekeeping at a local hotel where she heard about Casa de Luz from a family that had previously attended CDL, and came to inquire. Her children started attending CDL daily, and slowly Norma has started to put the pieces of her family back together. When she arrived at CDL, Norma had only partially completed her middle school education. Since attending CDL, she graduated from middle school in CDL’s Education Completion Program and is now working on her high school education with us. Norma tells us that one of the greatest goals that she has for her life is to finish her studies. Also since coming to CDL, Norma began working at a restaurant operated by another CDL Mom, Marilu, as her kitchen supervisor. It has been a joy to see the way that God has restored Norma’s joy to her, and how Karen and her siblings have learned to know and trust Jesus and to look forward to their future with hope and expectation.