Mirian would like to be a teacher when she grows up, but that will be impossible if she is unable to get an education. She is caught in an impossible dilemma–a great need for education to improve her life conditions, but no way to obtain it in the family’s current financial situation.
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Perhaps if and when she acquires regular employment, a bag of groceries will no longer spark such interest and excitement. Until then, that interest and excitement will likely be her lifeline.
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The dust, along with smoke from cooking their daily meals on an open wood stove, exacerbates the breathing issues, from which her daughter suffers. Exposure to the cold night air does not help either. Creating an environment conducive to healthy respiration is a nearly impossible task in these conditions.
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There is a stark void where a mother’s arms should be and another provider would be contributing to care for these growing, vibrant children.
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Maria was simply born in a different village, in a different country where many of the conveniences we take for granted, such as readily accessible drinking water, simply are not a reality.
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When you open your eyes to the conditions in which other lives, less fortunate than yours, are being lived, it offers perspective. Things may be hard for you right now, but they could always be harder. It may seem that life is not fair, but there are many who have been dealt a much harder hand.
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There is nothing so bad in life that you can’t also find and feel happiness. There are no obstacles so big that you can’t keep learning. There is no situation so desperate that you can’t give back to others.
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