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Eloina Receives Gifts From Her Income Generating Project – Guatemala

5 September 2011 One Comment

We are happy to share with you photos of Eloina and her mother together with the items purchased for their new tortilla business.  As you can see, they  show Eloina being taught how to make tortillas by her mother Edith. View their now completed Income Generation Project here.

The items include a metal plate with installation and a 35 pound cylinder of gas, a square table to make the tortillas, a tortilla basket, 1 tablecloth, 92 kg of corn and a bench for their waiting customers. Eloina and her mother have also received a much needed large wardrobe in which to store their clothes.

Though the original cost breakdown was for $750.00, thanks to the exceedingly generous contributions of Aura’s House Donors,  $885.00 was raised. This enabled Children International to purchase for the family the following items: a large bookcase for the children’s schoolbags and supplies, books, a toy computer, a world globe and with the remaining funds, a doll, food and freight.

You can imagine the delight of the family which they tried to express in a couple of letters from Eloina’s older sister, since she does not yet know how to write.

She writes:
“Eloina thanks you for the bench, a basket, a gas cylinder, a table, table cloth. Eloina is happy for the benefits you gave and and the gifts. We thank you for the blessings in our lives and home that will be a big support and we pray to God to multiply. We are so grateful for the support and thank God we are doing well in the business. Eloina greets you with love wishing that God bless you. Eloina thanks you for the wardrobe, a world globe, the bookcase, doll, food and freight. Eloina is so happy for that and thanks you for the good heart you have.”

This support will help the family to get more income, help them to have a better education, and keep their house in order. They are so thankful and are saying “God bless you” to the donors.

Many thanks to all of you who helped to make this little family so happy and provided them with many useful items to better their lives.


Eloina’s Income Generating Project has been fully funded, but, if you would still like to donate to needy children, visit the USA Education Project -Mentor Resource Library (Little Rock, AR.). Learn more.

One Comment »

  • Barbara said:

    To all those wonderful people who kindly donated to help Eloina’s family. As you can see from the photos and letters the Tortilla IGP is of great benefit to the family and will provide them with a more secure income than from babysitting. Once again many thanks for your generous contributions which were greatly appreciated by both Eloina’s family and myself.



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