Cristina lost her job about the same time she found out she was pregnant with her second child.
“When I got fired I was feeling like, ‘What am I going to do now?’” said Cristina, who is now a 32-year-old mother of two. “I didn’t have money to keep paying for my son’s school and keep bringing food to the table.”
Convoy of Hope developed Mothers’ Clubs for hard-working moms like Cristina who have the will to care for their families but need a better way forward. The program trains mothers in skills ranging from nutrition to health and hygiene and from literacy to small-scale business practices so they can care for and provide for their families.
Cristina was one of the first women to participate in Mother’s Clubs in El Salvador and she is one of about 500 women who have now graduated.
“I had no plan for my life before the Mothers’ Clubs,” she recently told a group of moms entering the program. “Now, I’m making jewelry and feeding my children.”