Saturday we hosted a party for Sandra, a student Paso a Paso sponsors.  Sandra brought her cousin, who was also celebrating her 15th birthday, and 11 other family members.  Paso a Paso has been connected with Sandra’s family for several years.  Last year Paso a Paso helped Sandra’s dad, Marical, put in a concrete floor in their home.  At the birthday we cooked a traditional American meal of hamburgers, fries and veggies. The kids had their first experience swimming in a pool.  Even though the water was cold, the kids loved it.  The family was grateful for the celebration, money is tight and they would not have been able to afford to have a party themselves.

Watch for our next post where we learn about boot making from Marcial.