International Charity Day
Today is #internationalcharityday ♥️
I’m going to share with you a story of this little girl. In this picture she is 7 years old. When we met her, she and her family had suffered a terrible loss.
You see, they lived in a house made from sticks and tarps in a place locals called “La Isla” which means “The Island”. The name was given to this village because during heavy rain seasons, the dilapidated bridge that connects to the city is often over flooded prohibiting safe passage to the city for groceries and other essentials.
One night while she and her family were sleeping, the tarp caught fire from the flame of a candle they used to help them light the night. She was sleeping close to that candle and was caught in the fire, suffering terrible burns. They lost their house, and the very little they had.
Sharing stories gives us perspective. It mobilizes us to be champions for change. It grounds us and gives us purpose. We love cute clothes, but we love giving back even more. We’re so grateful to this community who inspires us to have big dreams and big goals.
And we’re SO thankful you are on this journey with us!
If in celebration of this day, you feel inclined, we’d like to remind you that you can visit www.mcuguatemala.org to make tax deductible donations to help families like this and so many others.