|Adalinda once struggled to feed her children, but thanks to an Operation Blessing livelihood project, she now has her own small business.
SAN MANUEL, Honduras – Every day Adalinda could only watch as her two children headed to school with empty stomachs. Worse, she knew that Kevin and Jocelyn would have nothing to eat for lunch.
The question foremost in her mind was always where their next meal would come from.
“It is difficult as a mother to see your children go hungry,” Adalinda said through tears.
Adalinda and her husband, Daniel, had struggled to find steady jobs for months. Daniel found some work in construction and Adalinda cleaned a school once in a while, but neither job was regular enough to provide the income they needed to provide for their children.
Then Adalinda received a special blessing when she was invited to be part of Operation Blessing’s microenterprise program in Honduras where she could learn everything she needed to start her own business.
|Adalinda’s business is thriving, and her husband, Daniel, needed a more efficient way to distribute the supplies, so Operation Blessing provided him with a new tricycle.
Adalinda soon began learning how to make cleaning supplies and even took classes in small business management. Before long, she had finished the classes and received all of the supplies she needed to start a business.
When the first batch of cleaning products was made, Daniel loaded them into a wheelbarrow and sold them around their neighborhood, earning enough money to purchase additional supplies.
Today, Adalinda’s business is thriving—so much that her husband needed a more efficient way of distributing the cleaning products. So Operation Blessing purchased a tricycle for Daniel, allowing him to travel further and sell the products in surrounding communities.
Now, Adalinda and Daniel are able to provide the food their children need to grow strong and healthy. They can even afford additional clothes and school supplies for Kevin and Jocelyn.
“Thanks, Operation Blessing, for this opportunity,” Adalinda said. “Thanks for teaching me how to start my own business because now I can support my family’s needs.”
HOW YOU CAN HELP
This microenterprise venture is one of many Operation Blessing projects touching lives around the world. You can be a part of improving the quality of life for impoverished communities by supporting these and other life-changing programs.
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