This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Canada. A day to celebrate mothers, maternal bonds, and the influence that motherhood has on society as a whole. Here at Food for The Poor Canada, we wanted to share with you the story of Dania, a mother in San Antonio, Honduras.
 
Dania is a mother to Maria, 12, Marlon, 7 and 5-year-old Anthony. Her wish is to see her children grow up and graduate from high school. “In Honduras, many children stop going to school after grade five,” explains Andrea Slipek, Senior Manager, International Programs. “Their families cannot afford to send them to school.”
 
Dania participated in a women’s empowerment workshop last fall, funded by Canadian donors. This workshop helps women identify their skills and interests. It was hosted by the community’s women’s empowerment group. Dania now dreams of opening her own beauty shop. Other career paths women in the community are taking include baking, cooking, jewelry making, hair and beauty, and pinata making.
 
From the success of the program, the women’s group has voiced a need for their own space . This way they will be able to continue to do these workshops. They are currently working out of one of the classrooms in the San Antonio Vocational School. With students returning to in-class learning, the women are in need of a dedicated centre.
 
This Mother’s Day, will you help Dania and the women of San Antonio, Honduras build a women’s income generation centre in their community?
 
Make your gift by midnight on Mother’s Day to receive a matching donation.
 
You can change the lives of other women like Dania. Give $50 today and build a square meter of the income generation centre. Give $100 and provide a training workshop for one more woman.

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