Haití
Olette
Student at the República de Chile School in Haiti
"My name is Olette Philippe. I am an 8th year student. With Josefina y Valeria (América ...
Haití
Olette
Olette
"My name is Olette Philippe. I am an 8th year student. With Josefina y Valeria (América Solidaria volunteers) we spoke about the elections, we did an interview about the school, we talked about child slaves and many other things because we are doing a magazine for the school. I'm the editor, I'm the one who writes the editorial for the Timoun Ayiti magazine. I like working in this workshop because there are many things I did not know and I have begun to learn here. I would like to study medicine in the future"
Guatemala
Erasmo Soto
Participant in the Orchards project in Canaque, Guatemala
"I longed for an agronomist to come and to give us training (...) They said that we should ...
Guatemala
Erasmo Soto
Erasmo Soto
"I longed for an agronomist to come and to give us training (...) They said that we should start working with organic, they said that it was necessary to exhaust the chemicals, because our lands were dying out, right. We began to make compost, and we started to sow. For me it is very important because, now, what I would spend on lettuce I have it here in the house with the effort of my work, then we are very happy with the family. This motivates us, we are uniting ourselves more, with the desire to move forward."
Perú
(Español) Hermana Valeria Joseph
Director of Colegio Fe y Alegría n° 53, Huaycán (Perú)
"15 years ago Huaycán was much poorer, much more isolated. Then we started with Fe y Alegria ...
Perú
(Español) Hermana Valeria Joseph
(Español) Hermana Valeria Joseph
"15 years ago Huaycán was much poorer, much more isolated. Then we started with Fe y Alegria school here and it has been a success (...) One of my prides has been to have a green area in the school, because this place is a total desert. We need water always, but each child brings from home. With this project, the school is an oasis in the desert. (...) Of the groups of children who have completed their secondary education in this school, many are working and earning his life with dignity. This is something that gives me great joy, being Huaycán such a poor place, so despised "
Chile
(Español) Jenniffer Avalos
(Español) Socia de América Solidaria
(Español) "Conocí América Solidaria por mi amiga Sofía Jacob que fue voluntaria en Colombia...
Chile
(Español) Jenniffer Avalos
(Español) Jenniffer Avalos
(Español) "Conocí América Solidaria por mi amiga Sofía Jacob que fue voluntaria en Colombia y que terminó quedándose allá para seguir trabajando con niños en situación de vulnerabilidad. Ser socia me hace sentir partícipe de la causa, ya que al aportar todos los meses siento que estoy dando más días de alojamiento a los voluntarios y de este modo, ellos podrán ayudar a más personas. Mi sueño de una América más solidaria es que existan más organizaciones enfocadas a lo social, porque de esa forma se podría llegar a más comunidades y más personas podrían salir de la pobreza. Para mí existen dos tipos de pobreza, una es la que todos relacionan al poder adquisitivo de las personas, pero también existe una pobreza de corazón que es la humana, la falta de humildad, y es en ella que tenemos que trabajar para formar una mejor sociedad. Por eso, les diría a las personas que dejen de mirarse el ombligo y que ayuden de alguna manera, que no vean la pobreza como algo lejano y que ayudando al resto se pueden ayudar a sí mismos. Veo a mi amiga Sofía que es capaz de sacarse sus zapatos para regalárselos a un niño y es feliz haciéndolo."
Colombia
Luz María Meneses
Head of comunity in project at Colombia
This aid worker-run project motivates our community organization to keep working hard so that even ...
Colombia
Luz María Meneses
Luz María Meneses
This aid worker-run project motivates our community organization to keep working hard so that even more women in Villavicencio can become empowered, increase their household income and get ahead. We are so grateful for your support and fellowship because it adds meaning to the work we do every day. This project recognizes the fact that some women have to work. I encourage them to continue moving forward and not become exhausted or overwhelmed. The support we get from the project helps us to continue the fight. I am happy because I think that every human being needs motivation and we get ours from working with the aid workers.
Chile
Danae Flores
Participant in the education project in Chile
I did not know how to be a mother. It is very difficult at my age. Here they have taught me, for ...
Chile
Danae Flores
Danae Flores
I did not know how to be a mother. It is very difficult at my age. Here they have taught me, for example, how to treat my child, how to talk to my child and tell him things without screaming or chastising him, and how to build trust. I have received much support and it is good that there are other mothers going through the same things. I don't feel so alone because they understand me. I listen to different opinions and other mothers' experiences, which help me and serve as examples. This helps me take better care of my child.
Colombia
Adriana Molina
Beneficiary of the microcredit project in Cartago, Colombia
I did not join this project just for credit, more than anything it was for the training and ...
Colombia
Adriana Molina
Adriana Molina
I did not join this project just for credit, more than anything it was for the training and knowledge. Every day we learn something new because if you have an angry client in the restaurant they will leave and tell others. That means that not only will the first client not return, but others will not come either. I also want to learn about other businesses. I have met many people that I admire, such as people over the age of 60 who still want to work. My dream is to have a self-service vegetarian restaurant. We already know quite a bit, such as how to prepare vegetarian sausages, meats, hamburgers and hot dogs. I really like participating in the savings group because it is better to have the money safely guarded and it will help me open the self-service restaurant. My goal is to learn. I have always said that the more you know, the more you learn.
Chile
Roberto Montalba
Parents kinder garten Nuestra Señora del Pilar, Hualpén, Chile
I chose this pre-school because it is free and also because the schedule lets me focus on my work, ...
Chile
Roberto Montalba
Roberto Montalba
I chose this pre-school because it is free and also because the schedule lets me focus on my work, knowing that my child is well taken care of here. Luciano has made good progress. He speaks clearly, learned how to eat on his own and is overcoming his shyness. The presentations given by America Solidaria professionals have taught me many things. I have learned how to raise my child in a healthier environment and how to eat better, all of which I put into practice in my own home. I believe that my son is doing well.
Haití
Berenize
Student at the República de Chile School in Haiti.
My name is Berenize and I am from Haiti. I used to live in the Dominican Republic, but when my ...
Haití
Berenize
Berenize
My name is Berenize and I am from Haiti. I used to live in the Dominican Republic, but when my father died I had to go live with my aunt so I wouldn't be on my own. She could not find any schools for someone my age so she sent me to the República de Chile school in Port-au-Prince. This school held the dreams of many girls and their families, but one day the walls fell and the dreams escaped. Today we can begin to dream again because the school has been rebuilt thanks to caring people who have come from far away to help us. We are all so happy because we can once again study, play and do everything we used to do before the earthquake.
Haití
Roberto Torteau
Head of construction of dispensaries project in Cadette Bainet, Haiti
I first met the America Solidaria doctors Manfredo, Marco and Andrés in 2005. Since that time ...
Haití
Roberto Torteau
Roberto Torteau
I first met the America Solidaria doctors Manfredo, Marco and Andrés in 2005. Since that time America Solidaria volunteers have been carrying out health-related activities in the mountain community of Cadette Bainet. Before they arrived, some 80 year old people had never seen a doctor before and had no idea what they could do. From the moment they were examined by a doctor they learned just how much of an impact on their lives they could make. - The reality is that we have to cross 34 rivers to get here. It is a very isolated and mountainous area. It takes 4 and a half hours to walk to the nearest village. My mother was a victim of poor health in this region and I do not want that to happen again to anyone else. Building a clinic and instructing the community on how to take advantage of it has been a great project not only for this area, but also for me personally and for America Solidaria. We are very grateful and happy. This has meant an important change for us.