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A Little Love Goes a Long Way for Family

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Six-year-old Diana lives with her mom, grandma, and little brother in Peru. She told us they often go hungry. ”When mom doesn't sell anything, I only eat once a day and then I go to bed,” said Diana.

The family’s house is another concern. It is old, run-down, and barely inhabitable. “Everything is rotten. It scares me. I think it will fall on me and my little brother,” explained Diana.

Diana’s mom, Iveth, who is a single parent, is afraid for their safety too. “When it rains sometimes the wind lifts the sheet metal from the roof,” shared Iveth. “Then the whole house shakes. The kids wake up and are scared.”

Iveth supports them by selling a few vegetables each day, not enough for food and repairs. “I feel helpless. I can't fix the house. I don't have the money. I'm afraid for them,” said Iveth. So, Operation Blessing built the family a new sturdy house with bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. The organization also furnished it with beds, tables, and chairs.

“Operation Blessing gave us a safe house to live in,” said Iveth. “Now we even have a nice place to eat our meals together!”

“Thank you for my pretty house. I have my room and I am not afraid anymore,” shared Diana.

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Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.