Single Mother, 4 Children
Drawing and fashion
Karol is the youngest of 4 children to single Mother Marilu. Marilu and her children have been part of the Casa de Luz family since January 2012. They arrived in Primo Tapia after fleeing an extremely violent domestic abuse situation. Within a week of arriving here, Marilu had all of her children enrolled in school and had found a job working at a local restaurant. She found out about CDL from her employer and after speaking with her, we took in her two younger daughters immediately. In July 2012, Marilu started her own restaurant, and in August 2013 she grew her restaurant to include a tortilla business. She has shown incredible determination, hard work and persistence, and her business has been continuously progressing. Marilu now employs ten women (including five CDL moms), mentoring them and giving them the opportunity to succeed in their lives. Karol is very sweet and captures the hearts of almost everyone who visits CDL. She loves drawing and fashion and dreams of being a fashion designer one day. We are very excited to see all that God has done in the lives of Karol, Marilu and the rest of their family.