MEET Oriel Valera

Age 3 Oriel is 3 years old and lives in Palenque, Dominican Republic. His mother’s name is Martha and she is his primary caregiver. This is not the case in many of these homes, as the mother must work and make money, while someone else in the community may keep a group of children. The average for a family income, with both parents working in this area, is $124 per month, but Oriel’s family brings home less because only his father can work. They are very thankful for your support, so that Martha can nurture him and teach him how to stay away from the bad things that are so prevalent in this community. With your support his family can eat well and send him to kindergarten.