Little girls and dolls belong together!
Sadly, not every little girl has that privilege of a fun, safe childhood with dolls and doll clothes. This summer, at My Grandma Knows, I want to give you an opportunity to partner with me to help young girls in Managua, Nicaragua.
La Chureca is a village within a garbage dump in Managua, Nicaragua. The residents of this village suffer from extreme filth, poverty, and hopelessness. The air is so contaminated that it slowly poisons the people who live there. Girls are especially vulnerable to drug abuse and sex trading as they are sometimes given in exchange for first access to new loads of garbage.
Forward Edge International has built Villa Esperanza, a “Village of Hope” in Managua and has rescued some of these vulnerable ones from their life amid the garbage. Natalie Goss, one of my former students and now my friend, serves at the Villa Esperanza as their Child Sponsorship Representative and Field Staff. (That’s Natalie on the right in the picture below.)
What does any of this have to do with you?
How can you help?
It’s simple, really. All you have to do is purchase doll clothes for your 18 inch dolls (like the American Girl dolls) from My Grandma Sews Facebook page or Etsy shop. For the next three months, I will be donating all of the money from doll clothes sales (after shipping and Etsy fees) to the girls at the Villa Esperanza. The money will be used to help the girls buy Christmas presents for their family members who still reside in La Chureca.
The Villa Esperanza is helping to restore these young ones by meeting their physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs. The girls who now live at the Villa maintain contact with their families and visit them regularly, but they no longer have to fight to survive. They can be children again.