Contributed by Jarah, a Nuevo Camino volunteer living in Cusco with her family
John, Jade and Michael’s father abused their mother Haydee for years, but when the violence turned toward the kids, Haydee escaped. With only their clothes and a few soles, the family made their way to Casa Cojida shelter for women. Shut down and traumatized, the family spent days and nights in the shelter wondering what would happen next.
This is where you stepped in and changed their story.
For the last three months, your love has transformed Haydee and her kids. You have helped Haydee find work as a carpenter building furniture for other moms leaving the shelter. You have spent time with the kids and helped them trust again. And this week your love furnished a new apartment for the family in a safe, protected neighborhood. They are smiling and living happy now, and they thank you for your continued support.
CLICK HERE to support Haydee and other mothers escaping violence and starting new lives for their children.