HONDURAS – No one plans to become a widow—especially when you have young children. In a moment, everything changes. Young mothers have no choice but to become both providers and caregivers. While the struggle is challenging in any environment, women in developing countries face truly limited opportunities. But you are giving them hope for a future!
After she lost her husband, Dilcia fought tirelessly to support her twins, who were just 5 years old at the time. She sold food and cleaned houses, but her income was never enough. Every day was a battle to provide for her children. As a widow in Honduras, She has struggled for the past eight years to make ends meet.
“I didn’t have enough money to buy school supplies,” she told us. Her growing children constantly needed new shoes and uniforms for their public school. Dilcia stretched her income as far as she could.
Cosmetology Training for a Widow in Honduras
Everything changed when she had an opportunity to participate in a training program you provided through our Canela y Miel cosmetology school. Dilcia learned how to cut hair, paint nails, and provide other cosmetology services to women in her community. While she was still training, she started receiving requests from family and friends for hair services, manicures, and pedicures.
Dilcia told us she was able to double her income and provide for her children, and that’s because of you. “Now I have the possibility to buy new shoes, uniforms, and what they need. This used to be difficult to achieve.”
Dilcia is grateful to God for your generosity to help women like her. She is using her new skills to inspire other women to overcome their difficulties and become financially independent. She said, “Thank you for the opportunity to help us train and be able to stand on our own in life.”