Blessing Bags: Cancun, Mexico

Hear the many voices of Manos de apoyo y vida A.C., a community center in Cancun, Mexico.

Blessing Bags for “Manos de apoyo y vida A.C,” Cacun, Mexico

Ayudh México inicia su primer proyecto en donde entregamos 40 despensas con el patrocinio de Amma México y un grupo de pintores mexicanos representados por Hortensia Sans Polo.

Jóvenes de La fundación Manos de apoyo y vida A.C. y el CTPJ (Centro de transformación personal para jóvenes) participaron con nosotros para la entrega, en donde convivimos con los beneficiados llenándonos de historias conmovedoras y momentos inolvidables.
Gracias a todos los que hicieron posible este primer evento!
Jóvenes en acción al servicio de la humanidad

Ayudh Mexico began its first project, delivering 40 blessing bags to the community center: “Manos de apoyo y vida A.C.” The trip was sposored by Amma Mexico and a group of mexican painters represented by Hortensia Sanz.

Youths from “Manos de apoyo y vida A.C.” and “The personal transformation centre for Young CTPJ” participated with us in delivering. We shared the moments of unforgettable and touching stories from the people of Cancun.

antonio

Antonio

Antonio tiene 86 años. Esta casado y vive con su esposa y su hijo. Tiene reumatismo. Ya no puede trabajar por su condición de salud pero trata de mantenerse activo. Es un hombre muy dedicado, le gustan las manualidades y participa en su comunidad en un taller especial para personas de la tercera edad.

Es de origen Maya y sigue comunicándose con su familia en su lenguaje. Es muy amoroso con su esposa y esta muy agradecido por el apoyo que se le dá.

Antonio is 86 years old. He is married and lives with his wife and son. He has rheumatism. He can no longer work because of his health condition but he tries to stay active. He is a very dedicated man who likes crafts. He oarticipates in his community in a special workshop for senior age.

He is of Maya origin and continues to communicate with his family in his language. We found him extremely loving with his wife expressed her gratitude for the support he has always given.

 

 

 

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Elpidio

Elpidio tiene 81 años. No tiene trabajo por tanto se dedica a recolectar Pet. Vive en una pequeña casa que le presta su hija. Él cuenta que ha sufrido mucho, en especial cuando murió su mamá. Estaba muy feliz de poder hablar con alguien y desahogarse.

Elpidio is 81 years old. He lives in a small house that he shares with his daughter. He says that has suffered a lot, especially when her mother died. He was very happy to talk to someone and unburden the many thoughts and troubles he has been having.

 

 

 

faustina

Faustina

Faustina tiene 52 años, tiene problemas del corazón, diabetes, colesterol alto. Tiene 5 hijos y ninguno la apoya, solo su hija menor que gana muy poco en el trabajo que tiene. Faustina tuvo que dejar de trabajar por sus problemas de salud, está muy necesitada y se sintió muy agradecida por la despensa. También expresó su gusto por sentirse escuchada.

Faustina is a 52 years old who unfortunately has heart problems, diabetes, and high cholesterol. She has 5 children. Her youngest daughter who earns very little supports her. Faustina had to stop working because of her health problems. She expressed deep gratitude for the blessing bag. She also expressed her pleasure to feel heard.

 

 

 

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Marcelina

Marcelina tiene 79 años, nació en Chiapas y sus hijas la llevaron a vivir a Cancún. Es ama de casa. Vive con su esposo de 71 años que no trabaja. Sus hijas los apoyan con un poco de dinero. Asiste a un taller especial para personas de la tercera edad en su comunidad. Es muy alegre, le gustan las manualidades y socializar.

Marcelina is 79 years old, born in Chiapas. Her daughters took her to live in Cancun. She is a housewife. She lives with her husband of 71 years old who does not work. Her daughters support her with the little money they make. She likes to attend a special workshop for elderly people in her community. She is very cheerful, likes crafts and loves to socialize.

 

 

 

agustina

Agustina

Agustina is 78 years old, She is a very strong woman because she was abused by her husband for a long time, until she could get divorced, has since come forward, she lives alone and she is very grateful for the support. She likes to talk and tell her story, she likes to feel heard and loves to sing, she tells that in her most difficult times, she used to sing to soothe her pain. She take part in a special workshop for elderly people in her community. She is very active and kind.

Agustina is 78 years old and a very strong woman. She struggled with an abusive husband for a very long time, until she could finally get a divorce. She has since come forward and now lives alone. She spoke of how very grateful she is for all the support around her. She loves to speak and tell her inspiring story. She likes to feel heard and loves to sing. She said that in her most difficult times, she would sing to soothe the pain. Currently, she is actively involved in a special workshop for elderly people in her community. She is a kind woman who stands as strong example in her experience and attitude.

 

 

 

zoila

Zoila

Zoila tiene 80 años. Dejó de trabajar cuando se casó y su esposo es quien sostiene la casa. Se dedicó a cuidar a sus hijos y el hogar. Tiene problemas con la vista y por tanto se le dificulta hacer muchas cosas porque no ve bien.

Asiste a un taller especial para personas de la tercera edad en su comunidad. Es muy activa a pesar de su escasa visión. Habla poco español ya que su lengua natal es el maya. Es una mujer muy amorosa y dedicada.

Zoila is 80 years old. She stopped working when she married and her husband is the one who holds the house. She devoted herself to caring for their children and home. She has problems with eyesight and therefore it is difficult for her to do many things because she can´t see properly.

She attend a special workshop for elderly people in her community. She is very active despite her poor eyesight. She speaks little spanish as her native language is Mayan. She is a very loving and devoted wife.

 

 

 

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Manuel

Manuel tiene 52 años, es padre de familia de escasos recursos, ellos viven en una zona muy humilde no regularizada, actualmente el señor padece cáncer en los huesos y debido a su enfermedad tiene que viajar 4 horas en bus para que lo atiendan en Mérida; hoy en día no trabaja ya que la misma enfermedad no lo deja moverse bien además de que corre riesgo de caerse por su debilidad en los huesos.

Su esposa tiene que trabajar para cubrir los gastos del hogar, y su hijo mayor que estudia también trabaja para poder cubrir sus gastos escolares, deportivos y contribuir al hogar para apoyar en los gastos de la salud de sus padres.

Manuel is 52 years old, he is father of a poor family. They live in a very poor area. He suffers from bone cancer and because of his illness has to travel 4 hours by bus for medical care in Merida. Today he does not work because his disease has taken away his ability to move. 

His wife has to work to cover the household expenses and his eldest son who studies also works to cover his school, sports and also contribute to the household expenses to support his parents health condition.

 

 

 

jacinta

Jacinta

Jacinta tiene 73 años. Hace un año y medio asesinaron a su esposo. Unos delincuentes lo asaltaron en la calle cuando llegaba a su casa saliendo del trabajo. Esto le ha causado mucho dolor. Vive en una pequeña palapa junto a la casa de de unos de sus hijos. Se dedica a recolectar Pet para poder comer.

No habla muy bien el español ya que su lengua es el maya. Siempre ha sido muy activa y a pesar de su edad y salud ha salido adelante.

Jacinta is 73 years old. A year and a half ago her husband was murdered. Criminals assaulted in the street when he arrived home from work. This has caused a lot of pain. She lives in a small wood house next to the house of one of her children. 

She doesn´t speak very good spanish as her language is Mayan. She has always been very active, despite her age and health she has come forward.

 

 

 

deysi

Deysi

Deysi es una mujer muy luchadora y dedicada a su familia. A los pocos años de casarse su esposo empezó a perder la vista por lo que ya no pudo trabajar y ella tuvo que asumir el rol de mamá, papá y sustento del hogar. Se preocupa mucho por su familia, sus hijos son su mayor motivación. Expresó su miedo de perder a su esposo y su amor incondicional a él y a sus hijos.

Deysi is a very strong woman and devoted to her family. After a few years after marrying her husband, he began to lose his sight causing him the inability to work. As a result, she had to assume the role of mom, dad and household livelihood. She spoke of how her children are her greatest motivation and expressed her considerable fear of losing her husband.