About Me
My name is Melissa Avila. I'm a 16-year-old girl.

My birthday is
August 26, 2004.
Sponsorship Program


Family Status

Single Mother, 3 Children


Vanessa, Cristian

Favorite Things


My Story

Melissa and her younger brother Christian and older sister Vanessa are the children of single Mother Cristina. Melissa has attended CDL since our opening, first as a part of the Children’s Centre and now in CDL’s Youth Mentorship Program and Scholarship Program. Melissa is a very lively, friendly and outgoing young lady who is well loved at CDL. She is small in stature but with a big personality! She loves to laugh and have fun. It has been a pleasure to see Melissa grow into the lovely young lady that she is. Because of the scholarship that she receives in CDL’s Scholarship Program, Melissa and her sister Vanessa are able to continue their education and work towards finishing high school. Melissa told us that Casa de Luz has, “blessed me in many ways, including my health, my relationships with other people, and my family.” She dreams of having a career, supporting her family, and continuing to grow with God.