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Devotion, love, patience and perseverance

After the successful opening this past 1° of May, this May 2° has begun the “seriousness” of life” in Los Gusanitos Sabaneta with our first 10 children. I will tell you a little bit about the experience that we have witnessed, in which we began a hard work.
Beginning with so much energy, big goals and challenges to fulfil, in this two weeks we were able to witness the big weaknesses in learning and usually in the whole areas. We received the first scores from Adriana, Geovanny, Oscar and Karen, evaluating some sad scores, you can imagine how they are. For this reason, we were telling you about challenges to fulfil that we will get gently with dedication, love and lot of patience, without miss the constancy in order to persevere.
I will also tell you about the way that children have joy and fun, with just the fact of being with us, they don’t even want to go home at the time that they have to leave.
Maxi (2½ years old) is one of them, he enjoys play with the Madrinas. At the beginning just seeing, without stop crying, without say any word. One step that we already got with him, is that he stops crying and start to enjoy about the childhood. He asks for water and repeat words that make us laugh. When we ask Maxi: ¿Would you like to have more food? Or ¿would you like to have more juice? Or sometime else: he usually answers with a “NO” instead “YES”. Meanwhile we have become accustomed. In spite of his short vocabulary, we know what Maxi is trying to say.
His sister Adriana (12 years old) doesn’t stand behind. Since this 2° of May she has been going to school every day, although in the beginning she was ashamed to go in first grade with the little ones, in the meantime, her back has stretched a little, almost already she doesn’t walk with a back of granny of 80 years old, with a messy bun. That is, her self-esteem, in short time has grown a little. Among others, this guilt come from the magic hands of the godmothers Kelly and Andrea. It turns out the sad history, Adriana’s hair has never seen the shampoo, even none a comb. Thus our godmothers took a long time to make her look pretty, getting so many YAYYYY’s! From part of the involved. Since that time, every weekend she come to my door to borrow a comb to make herself look pretty.*
This is how we are glad of the little big advances that we have achieved in short time with our first 10 dear children.
In the last few days, Priska and I have been visiting different “houses” of futures children. Where hard days, get confront with the inhuman realities in which our futures children’s family live. Sad days that gave sleepless nights, tears, anger and much more. So, our emotions had to endure some and other storms, for our infinite impotence. From June 1° we are going to increase the amount from 10 to 28 and we will continue in the future keeping you informed about the advances.
*Remark: We would like to give to Adriana a comb, a soap, etc. to her can use it in her house. The problem is that, she would not have it for day without her own family snatch them to exchange it for money.
(Ingrid De Los Ángeles Maltéz Mejía)

THANK YOU for your solidarity

On May the 1st, we had created altogether a home of harmony and security. A little paradise, that provides to 40 girls and boys more, a better future. THANK YOU for all those words full of congratulation and good wishes in our new project that I had received between all the media. With pleasure I will transmit sinceriously gratitude to our Madrinas, volunteers, family, partners, sponsors, individual donors, friends and helpers, because without the effort of a harmonious set, the Paraiso de Infacia Sabaneta had never been born.
THANK YOU for your solidarity, THANK YOU for your confident and THANK YOU for always being loyal to our side.

The Inauguration…

…of the Paraíso de Infancia “Los Gusanitos Sabaneta” and the 5th anniversary of the Paraíso de Infancia “Los Gusanitos Tamarindo”, will be remember as an unforgettable event, ;-). Was colourful and cheerful, so much that the laughing where heard until the entrance of Sabaneta, until the last little place in the yard. The girls, boys and also their families, participated with their best in the different educative games and activities. In the way of cheerful games, the guests learned a lot about the topic of “How do my best to care about the nature”. At that way with hope in the future that some parents put aside their dear plastic bags and use cloth bags, put the natural garbage from the kitchen in a hole, to the nature mother turn in to fertilizer. We hope, also, that in the future they use wastebaskets instead put the garbage everywhere in the house or the streets. Also we gave them too many ideas in to the road about how they can handle a little bit easier the relation with their children in hard moments, or different ways how to spend the time with their kids in a quiet environment. For all the joy of their children, the majority of the parents participated in a funny dance lesson, under the instruction of our Madrina Rossella, 😀
About the topic garbage, we had a little accident that we won’t hide you: we were so worried about the terrible hot weather, for that reason we prepared a big barrel of natural juice we left it near to the kids just because they had enough to drink, when we came back to bring the top of the barrel, among little pieces of pineapple, we found swimming little colourful pieces, that became to be wrapper for candies, crepe paper from the piñata and lot of garbage. The reason was that our children and their parents as soon as possible that we thought understood the topic “care about nature”. After the first fright we laughed a lot and we had opening the hole in the yard with watermelon peels and natural juice made it for our poor mama Fran, at that way, we spend the rest of the afternoon with a delicious cold water.
Our madrinas, with their whole effort had contributed in the success of the party. In this place I want to give a big THANK YOU to all those Pitufas. The team from cook, mama Fran, Griselda and Andrea deserve special applauses, due to, this little team of fairies, had spent the time the last Sunday, to spoil us with the delicious lunch. I want to give a hug of bear to Manuel Pacheco, that one more time as a clown with of pinpin, had brought the huge joy, that only him can take frim our dear kids and also to his brother, Bryan Pacheco, a big THANK YOU, for lend us his sound system.
Like this I say goodbye, while I leave you some pictures from our success party y I hope that you enjoy it, 😉

Happy birthday my dear

At the fragile age of twenty days, almost like fallen angel from sky, the welfare of Montserrat it fell in my hands. Until today, I feel like that little thumb so small, took her in my heart. Meanwhile Montserrat is two years old and she has grown as a little playful bean, Spark and happy. Moments that brings beautiful memories, as also the most difficult that we already overcome with her, better to say with them.
If I take a look in the pictures, comes to my mind a phrase that our volunteer Carla, some many years ago, posted in our blog:
“…and if children stop for a while with their games y though that there nobody looking at them, their minds look like to be in a different world, full of melancholy and sadness. I those moments look nostalgically at the distance, and their little eyes shows hurt and problems that children do not have to carry. But two second later they get distracted and immediately are singing and laughing , and looks like sadness never existed…”
Of course, we have too many reasons to celebrate the birthday of this little sunshine in an especial environment, accompanied by her little sisters, Stefanie and Javiera, and as also my Goddaughter Yaritza.

I will never get used to it, never…

…I lack the words to describe what I saw and what I felt, when we confronted the low circumstance where families of our futures children from the Sabaneta, live. My soul burnt, my stomach got freeze and my lunch hit the throat, I will never get used to it, never.
Lowliness is a thing, but not with my best will can relate those life circumstance with the word lowliness. In this ocean without limits of needs, we will bring our little drop of water.