In a remote community in Guaymango, between farms and stone roads, the Gómez family shows their unbreakable union and resilience. The family members are Efraín Gómez, his wife María, and their three children: Jeremías, six years old, Rosmery, three years old, and Isaías, two years old.
The family lives in the Los Leones community, a remote and isolated area of the urban area of Guaymango. Efraín works for a farm owner who has given his family the space to live there for three years. Their humble home is made of wooden walls, and they have no electricity or running water. They get drinking water from a nearby tank they walk to. Efraín and Maria dream of one day having their own land, but meanwhile, they live together in the space that has been given to them.
Everyone gets up early, at 5 in the morning. Efraín goes out to work wherever he gets a job on the farms. Maria spends her days taking care of the children, keeps them clean, fed, and watches over them while they play. Efraín returns at 1:00 pm, helping María with the children. The family tries to eat the best they can, although Efraín works hard to provide for his family with the little income they have.
During the mandatory lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family had the MannaPack Rice meals, generously provided by one of our partners, Feed My Starving Children keep them going. Although Efraín continued working, he knew that his children needed good nutrition more than ever, and both he and Maria were relieved to have MannaPack meals to feed their children. "We did not go out at all during the lockdown. I was the only one who went out to work and to go out to buy food. I kept at least $10 a month to buy food, and with MannaPack Rice, our children did not endure hunger even for a day", says the father of the family.
These children's nutritional success is possible thanks to SAHF and its partners for their constant contribution to the health and nutrition of thousands of vulnerable children in El Salvador. We are grateful for your commitment as it helps parents like Efraín and María provide better nutritional opportunities for their children. Your donation of $10 a month can feed a child for a month and will help families in El Salvador break the cycle of poverty they find themselves in.