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Women Empowering Women Through AMOS’s Community Mothers Program
Making a Commitment to Serve
By Christy Lafferty, AMOS Communications Team
Yadira and Yobeyda are two of the 10 women that participated last month in a training for volunteer mothers in the very remote community of El Cedro, RAAS. Both of them are single mothers with several children, and when the three-day training started, “they seemed very shy and didn’t really want to open up,” observed Dr. Laura Parajón, who helped facilitate that training.
But as the training went on, a transformation in these women started to occur.
Returning Brings Rewards
By Susan Dale, Delegation Member
It was pitch dark when I arrived in Tapasle with a delegation from West Virginia in May of 2001. Our goal was building a new medical clinic.
Thirteen years later, in 2014, I returned to Tapasle at midday with an entirely different delegation from West Virginia. At the welcoming celebration, I recognized the faces of Salvador Lopez and Valentino, two respected leaders I had met in 2001. In short time, I saw these men in action as they showed their continued perseverance and faith in God and in the people of Tapasle.
It is rewarding to return this year to be a part of a team who painted the clinic, built a new latrine next to it, restored the clinic’s electricity, and established the plumbing for a hand washing station.