“I first traveled to Honduras and learned about Friends of Honduran children as a college student during the summer of 2010. While spending the week getting to know the children at Nuevo Paraiso and Pedro Atala and completing rehab projects there, I saw first hand what meaningful work Sociedad Amigos de Los Ninos does in Honduras. They not only help to meet the basic needs of some of Honduras's more vulnerable children, but also give these children the chance to become successful, self-sufficient adults. I knew I wanted to continue to help this organization after I returned home to Indianapolis. Through Friends of Honduran Children, I began sponsoring Beatriz, an eight-year-old girl living at Pedro Atala.
I returned to Honduras with a group of college students in summer 2011 and had the opportunity to meet Beatriz in person. I spent time talking, playing, and dancing with Beatriz and her friends and got to see her sweet, fun-loving personality. Although I have not had the opportunity to return to Honduras since meeting Beatriz, I have maintained my sponsorship and watched her grow into a teenager. I enjoy staying connected through sending letters and photos and receiving her yearly updates. I look forward to seeing Beatriz continue to grow into a smart, successful young adult.”
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