“This place has changed my life in a lot of ways,” Omar said.
Since he was 3 years old, Omar has relied on one of Convoy of Hope’s program centers in Honduras to sustain him. Now 15, he has started pursuing a life outside the cycle of hopelessness.
“The food that we get here is different than what we get at home. Sometimes I don’t have food at home, but I know I will get food here,” Omar said.
Unfortunately, food insecurity was only one of the hurdles Omar had to overcome in his childhood. “My mom died when I was 6 years old, and my dad left. I was raised by my siblings,” he said.
Despite the hardships he’s faced, Omar enjoys math and drawing. One day, he hopes to combine his passions and pursue a career as an architect. When he isn’t working on freelance projects, Omar remains devoted to furthering his education. “I’m just about to start at a technical school where I can study finance because I like math too.”
Ana Victoria, the director of the program center that Omar attends, takes pride in how nutritious the food is that Convoy of Hope provides.
“The kids don’t normally get sick here,” Ana Victoria said. “We have very strong kids with a lot of energy.”
Omar’s program center serves 30 other kids. While there, they receive the nutrition they need to stay healthy, grow, and continue having hope.