Every day here at MADRE, we hear incredible stories of the commitment of women and girls to build better lives for themselves, for their families and for communities worldwide. We hear them from our sister organizations, and we hear them from the many MADRE supporters – like you – who make our work possible.
On this Mother’s Day, I have to share one story with you, about a six-year-old girl named Mora. We recently heard from her mother Violeta, a longtime MADRE supporter, who shared with us an example of how our commitment to change the world is passed down through the generations.
Mora had learned about the devastation triggered by the earthquake in Haiti and about the dangerous conditions that girls like her and their families were forced to confront. Like her mother, she was determined to show her support.
She took a cardboard box and placed it near the door of her home. With small strips of blue tape, she attached a label that said “Put money for Haiti. Thank you. Plese do it for Haiti.” When people entered, she insisted that they contribute, and she sent the money that she raised to MADRE to help support our work with Haitian women and families.
Thank you, Mora! And thank you, Violeta, for all of your support and for telling us about your incredible daughter!
You can get involved, too! Follow Mora’s example and start your own collection drive for MADRE’s Helping Hands program today.