What intrigued you the most about SAS before signing up to volunteer?
Before volunteering with SAS, I heard about a group of working women giving their ‘already busy’ time to help the community. When I heard of Santana’s story, I was moved and got even more interested to join the group.
Today, being a volunteer, I’ve seen firsthand how these women help communities who have been affected by natural disasters and those who are forgotten and left behind . The beauty of SAS is the group of women, they’re always ready to step away from obligations to give back.
Me for example, between children, husband, work, family, friends, I’m always planning something. It would be easy to say that I have no time, but the feeling I get when I volunteer is unexplainable. I have mixed emotions: joy, sadness, love, compassion, gratitude, you name it. I feel that it is my duty to give back to those children the love that I receive from God and people around me. Without love, this world won’t survive.
What are your strongest beliefs on education?
Education is key to Haiti’s future and I believe that it is the minimum we can offer to our children. Doors can be opened, creating more opportunities for success.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering?
My time is spent scrapbooking, capturing through pictures special moments of everyday life. It has been my therapy in difficult times. I also spend time praying and build a relationship with my God.