Single Mother, 2 Children
Mateo is one of 2 children of single mother Edna. He also has an older brother named Dilan at Casa de Luz. Mateo is a joy to have at CDL! He is full of energy and loves to run and play soccer. Mateo and his family have been a part of the CDL family since 2014, and we have seen some incredible advancements in his Mom Edna and her sons over the time that they’ve been here at CDL. Edna came to Casa de Luz desperately asking for help after she separated from her husband and had no one to care for her children while she worked. When we interviewed Edna, prayed with her, and gave her the news that her children would be accepted into Casa de Luz, she cried tears of relief and thankfulness! In 2016, Edna enrolled in our on-site Education Completion program, and was the first CDL Mom to finish her high school education with us in our Education Completion Program! Then, in the fall of 2017, she enrolled in a local private university so that she could study to be an Accountant. We are so proud of Edna! When CDL’s Scholarship Program began in the fall of 2018 we were so pleased to be able to offer Edna a scholarship to help with the cost of her education. We are so thankful that 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.