David feels the effects of global calamity in a real way. As a teenager in Guatemala, he’s experienced a lot of difficult things in 2020. COVID-19 has spread across his country and directly affected his family. Two of his sisters became ill and three members of his extended family died because of this. His mother and father both lost their jobs and struggled to put food on the table.
“It feels horrible to have a hole inside your belly and not be able to fill it,” David says. “I felt a great desperation. I was worried that we might reach poverty.”
Add to all of that Hurricanes Eta and Iota — both causing extensive damage across Central America — and there are plenty of reasons why David would feel hopeless.
Thankfully, Convoy of Hope’s presence in Guatemala meant that David and his family could receive help. Our in-country team provided them with nutritious food and the hope they needed.
“It helps me a lot because the food comes with good vitamins,” David says. “We made mashed potatoes with stuffed peppers and rice, and my mother mixed it with eggs. I put on a little more weight because I was thinner, and that really helped me a lot. Thank God we had a full meal. Thanks to you.”
“Thanks to you” … it’s a true statement. Your support of Convoy of Hope makes everything we do possible. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to ending poverty all over the world.