Samantha Padilla

About Me
My name is Samantha Padilla. I'm a 10-year-old girl.

My birthday is
September 13, 2009.
Sponsorship Program

Children's Center

Family Status

Single Mother, 1 Child

Favorite Things

Playing boardgames at CDL

My Story

Samantha and her Mother Karina have been at Casa de Luz since the spring of 2012. Karina and Samantha’s father separated when Samantha was 2 years old. Her Mom Karina works as a cashier at a local pharmacy. With the support of CDL, Karina was able to use the money that she would have otherwise paid towards childcare to purchase a property and to slowly start to build her own home. She is now involved with a government housing program, and is in the process of finishing her home. Samantha is a very friendly and outgoing little girl. She is a very talkative little girl who makes friends easily, loves playing boardgames and dancing at CDL. Since they have come to CDL, Samantha and her Mom Karina have finally found the stability they so desperately needed in their lives. Karina accepted Jesus in 2015 during one of CDL’s Purpose Driven Life courses, and now attends La Hermosa church occasionally. 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. Karina asks that you would be praying for her, "that I would be able to move forward from all that I have been through. Please pray that my job would be stable so that I can keep building my house. Thank you for everything!”