Finding Freedom through Friendship, Inc., was established in 2009 to meet the needs of single mother's and elderly women in the villages of northwestern Guatemala. The chronic stress of poverty, illiteracy and high birth rates have created an acute need for support services for indigenous women in the highlands of this Central American country. Recent weather patterns have resulted in historically high food shortages for this fragile population.
Our goal is to assist participants accepted into FFF with nutrition, social services, economic empowerment, education of their children and basic health care needs. By networking with long-term volunteers in rural Guatemala, we strengthen our ability to make a significant and long-lasting difference in the lives of women who we identify as having critical domestic issues.
The women of Guatemala are resilient. Through the sharing of resources, knowledge and friendship, Finding Freedom through Friendship travels with them in their journey to self-reliance.
Photos in this site are current FFF single mothers and their
Lucia's story is similar to many of the women we help. Several years ago, her husband sold all of the family belongings before he abandoned Lucia and her five children. She was suddenly left with no home, no clothing and no way to feed her children. In a country without social services available to families, Lucia was abandoned in every sense of the word.
We included this family in our program a year ago and the children are now in school. They have the daily benefit of a nutritious meal. Lucia is a talented textile artist, and despite being illiterate, she is learning how to be an active participant in our micro business program. There is a new sense of determination and hope in Lucia's household. Finding Freedom through Friendship looks forward to partnering with this family as we assist them in their long-term goal of economic self-sufficiency.
Our Finding Freedom through Friendship blog is updated weekly with stories of our work in Guatemala.
Finding Freedom through Friendship, Inc. is a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)3 of the Revenue
Finding Freedom through Friendship is preparing to build
our 13th donated home for a single mother and her
children in remote northern Guatemala.
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