Many families in the village of Lemoa face the same calamity: sheets are reached by the flame of a candle in the middle of the night. The problem, these families have no electrical energy. This was the case of the Loarca family.
Florinda became the provider for her household since her husband passed away a few years ago due to an unexpected accident.
Every day Florinda leaves for work and heads to Chichicastenango, a town 20 minutes away by bus. She leaves her children at home while they take care of their chores and schoolwork, using the daylight before the sun goes down. When night arrives, they light candles to illuminate the last family’s activities. The reason: they have no electricity at home.
Florinda used to leave a candle lit all night long in the middle of the only room where everyone sleeps. Three months ago, unfortunately, the candle was very close to the bed, and the flame from the candle reached one of the sheets, causing burns on the legs of two of the girls.
Three months after the incident, the burns are still healing, and the scars are still visible. The last time we visited the Loarca family, we brought food and medicine to help the wounds heal.
Bringing light to the Loarca family:
Something that has also become visible to Florinda and her five children is the great need for electricity at home, and to make this possible, they need $1,000. Today is an excellent opportunity to bring light to the Loarca family. You have the opportunity to bring electric light to Florinda and her children, supporting them.
Thank you all because together we will BRING LIGHT TO THE LOARCA FAMILY!