Posted by: Douglas Bailey | October 27, 2010

Banesa

 

Banesa, originally uploaded by Douglas Bailey.

Banesa, probably pronounced Vanesa, turned 13 this month.  I started sponsoring Banesa in July 2009.   From what I understand, the 15th birthday is big in Latin culture.  I wouldn’t mind heading back to El Salvador in two years to be there for Banesa’s 15th birthday.  However Ruth’s 15th birthday would be only 6 months later so it may be difficult to be there for both of them.  I’ll be visiting Banesa’s Project ES796 and her home on Saturday Nov 6th.

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  1. It’s so great you are getting visit their homes as well. We found meeting them at a fast food place where they are all dressed up we didn’t get a real idea of what their life was really like? Visiting their actual home was a real eye opener & they were much more relaxed. Did you find the same?

    • Yes I did. Or at least of the five kids I have seen so far, the two who’s homes I went to were less shy. But they were also a bit older. I’m loving El Salvador. 🙂


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