DCF Activities March 2021
DCF friends, Thank you for taking the time to read our latest update. It is good to know that the COVID-19 situation in both Ecuador and Nepal has calmed down a bit. 'Normal' life is slowly but surely getting back on track. Thanks again for the extra Corona support last year.
We recently started the second bread and pastry course in Ecuador. The previous one was successfully completed. Thus, we invited other families and young people to participate. The new group of participants, 24 in total, is a mix of migrant youth and Ecuadorian families. One of the participants tells us her story:
“Hello, my name is Diana, people like to call me Dianita and I like to be called that way. I am a grandmother of 3 grandchildren, whom I am taking care whilst my daughter is getting better. I am now over sixty years old and during my life, I have experienced difficult situations, but this has not stopped me. I live in a house made from recycled materials that have been given to me over time. I am proud that although my house is not like others, I have built it myself. My family now has a roof over their heads and we have food. I enjoy working, and that has helped me understand more about life and people. Therefore, I would like to share my experiences with other people, because I feel that only by supporting others, we can move forward. I feel I can achieve the goals I set for myself, yet I also know that you have to fight for what you want in life: Living well is not having wealth, living well is knowing that you are not hurting someone else and that you have peace of mind. I would like to share with others what I have, even if it is small, but everything is with love”.
In Nepal the children are attending school again; whiehoeeeh!! The DCF Nepal staff has completed visits to the families they work with. While the parents were concerned about work & income during the previous visits, there is now more optimism in the most recent visits. This is because the families have found some work, such as selling vegetables or tea. The women’s group received compliments from the community for providing funds that can be used as microcredits for people that want to start their own small business.
A BIG THANK YOU We would like to thank the church of Nieuw Beijerland, that structurally supports DCF, as well as al the other individuals and organizations that continue to support us consistently. This allows us to undertake the initiatives and opportunities described above. A difference can be made for people who feel they are captain on a steerless and windless ship. Every euro/dollar/pound can be just that breath of wind that "pushes" the boat smoothly; Grazie mille!
Kind regards, Alex, Barbara, Nicoline and Helma - Daniëlle Children's Fund
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