Addie is only seven years old, but don’t try telling her she’s too young to change the world. She should know; she’s been doing it since she was five.
“I was inspired by her selflessness and tried to encourage her to spread the word to our family and friends. We even posted a video on Facebook,” Adie’s mom, Kelley, adds. “I was humbled and amazed when God showed up in a big way. Adie started getting money from family and friends at school, Girl Scouts, and church. A few of her friends gave money from their piggy banks and another friend gave $50 of her own birthday money to help Adie reach her goal.”
Overall, Adie has rallied her community to donate enough animals to help six families all over rural Nicaragua, including families just like Vilma’s in the tiny, rural community of La Coyotera. Ever since Vilma’s first husband passed away, things had gotten pretty tough. Nothing was harder, though, than the persistent feeling that she couldn’t really provide for her son, Nersys.
And what would Adie say to other kids (or parents) who are thinking about getting involved this year? “”If you give animals you can show that you have a BIG heart for others. We have a lot of toys and the kids in Nicaragua don’t have much. They need food and we really don’t need more toys.” Enough said.
There are 7,158 people living in the 17 communities where we work. Many of them have animals that significantly improve their quality of life; however, most of them do not. Our goal is to ensure that every single one of these families has access to the life-changing opportunity to stabilize their income and achieve their dreams.
In Vilma’s eyes, Adie is a superhero. This Christmas, #FindYourHero by giving the life-changing Gift of Opportunity to a family in need at www.amigosforchrist.org/hero.
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