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Sewing the Gift of Love for Single Mom

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Araceli is a single mom raising her two children near Mexico City. Her 7-year-old daughter, Vicky, knows times have been tough for the family, “I noticed my mom did not buy us much of anything because we don’t have any money.” 

Araceli tries to make the best use of the little they have. She says, “When it's time to buy shoes or clothes, I buy less food because there’s not enough.” Araceli cleans houses for a living and her 13-year-old son, Henry, tries to go with her to help. He says, “I sweep, mop and take out the trash.”  

To supplement her income, Araceli tried to take on small sewing jobs in between cleaning, but when her machine started breaking down, her regular clients disappeared. “My sewing machine is useless for sewing denim or stretchy fabrics. The thread always breaks,” shares Araceli. Araceli and her children prayed. “We asked Him to give us good health and I asked Him if He could give us a new sewing machine,” shares Vicky. 

That’s when CBN Orphan's Promise provided some help. First, they trained Araceli how to create a business plan. Then they gave her a new commercial sewing machine, thread, and other supplies to grow the business. Araceli says, “When I saw everything, I was so happy—so full of joy God had heard our prayer. I told my old clients that I have a new machine.”  

Now Araceli has developed a new client base, repairs clothes and is creating items for her clients. Vicky shares, “Now we can buy fruit whenever we want! I feel so happy. Thanks for helping us.” 

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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.