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Guachala Family Hit Squad

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Imagine trying to raise four children on an income of 268$ per month. For most people in the Western world, this would be unthinkable. But for Carmen Guachala, this is a reality. She makes only 140$ per month working as a street vendor selling candy, chocolates, and gum. Added to the amount that her significant […]

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Ontaneda Family Hit Squad

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On the 31st May, our ‘Hit Squad’ headed to the home of the Ontaneda family. The Onaneda house is home to Gladys and her ten children. Before our team arrived, the house consisted of two rooms, one kitchen and one bedroom with one bunk bed, where all eleven family members lived. With the help of […]

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Hit Squad for the Lumbi-Coles Family

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Our amazing ‘Hit Squads’ continued on the 7th June. Along with our partner, Hope Church, we headed out for the second time to the home of the Lumbi Coles family. The house is home to Maria and her husband and her five children and consists of one bathroom and one other room where the family sleep, […]

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A Success Story: The Ontaneda Family

The Ontaneda Family in old home

Back in December we wrote about The Ontaneda Family.  This is a family of 10 that Pan de Vida has been spiritually investing in since 2008, when they first attended Pan de Vida.   The Ontaneda’s were living in a 20 sq meter (215 sq foot) room with all 10 family  members ranging from 6 months […]

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The Ontaneda Family

Ontaneda Family: bedroom and kitchen

This story will only have two pictures.  This picture above and the one down below.  This is the entire home of the Ontaneda Family.  A family of 10 persons.  Only two beds, a concrete floor, one closet, and a stove top.  For a family of 10 – there is standing room only!  This is extreme […]

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Lumbi Coles Family

Lumbi Coles Family

Segundo Lumbi and Luz Maria Coles, both 29 years of age, have 5 children.  Anibal (8), Ricardo (7), Wilson (4), Isabel (3), and David (1).  Segundo occasionally finds some construction work to do and Luz Maria sells fruits and vegetables in the market two days a week.  Their income falls well below the poverty line. […]

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