Friday, April 15, 2011
Diego (in the middle) shown here with his friends has come a long way in the sponsorship program. He was just a toddler when he entered the sponsorship program, so at 13 years old (he will turn 14 in July), he has been in the program for more than 80% of his lifetime. You may remember his health issues that led me to ask Aura's House to add him as a project on their site. His aunt was able to pay off her debts, and Diego was able to get many things that would improve his health.
The fundraiser through Aura's House was a success, and it raised the family's standard of living. Of course, that was the point of the fundraiser- we want all of our children to get out of poverty, right?! I don't know if this is the reason, but I have a strong hunch- Diego's family has left the sponsorship area! I hope they have moved into their own place, as the place they were staying in was not their own. In my head (since that is all I have to go by), I imagine that they moved to a better neighborhood that is closer to Diego's school.
While I am happy for the family, don't child departures just suck (and no, I do not want the other child they have chosen for me- bwah, bwah, bwah)!?!?!?