These bright and shining faces are excited to be waking up in their NEW building in Lima. A building they fondly call the “Hope House.” No longer scraping for food in dangerous neighborhoods, these young Venezuelan refugees are living brand new lives in a safe community.
Just a short while ago, Something New met several young Venezuelan families in Lima, whose stories of tragedy and survival were beyond anything we have ever faced. And true to our roots, we committed to stopping along our journey and investing where we saw a need.
With help from generous donors, we were able to access a humble building in a safe neighborhood to house these families. It’s indescribable to look into the eyes of a mother who knows her child will eat that night; one who was recently taking pain pills to dull her hunger, so her children could have a few bites of food. Yet there is still MUCH to do. Many mouths to feed, many jobs to find, many kids to teach. Many more people looking for a way out of desperate circumstances.
Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This day celebrates a public servant who dedicated his life to serving those overlooked by society. We at Something New work every day to carry on that legacy, and we hope others will join us.
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