HONDURAS – With a gnawing stomach and under the blazing heat of the mid-day sun, Osmin helped his mother sell soy chips on the streets of Honduras—the little money they earned might buy a few eggs or some flour for their dinner.
“I would count how many bags of chips we sold,” Osmin said. “I knew that if we sold over 10 strings of bags, my mom was going to be able to buy beans and cheese to eat.”
Today marks the first official day of summer—a time when many children like Osmin living in poverty-stricken places of the world are vulnerable to threats of hunger, contaminated water and sickness.
Special summer gifts are helping change the lives of children like Osmin who are suffering from crushing poverty.
Today, Osmin and his little brother no longer go hungry or spend their days under the hot sun thanks to an Operation Blessing project that helped his mom start her own business making and selling clothes at home. And a scholarship has even made it possible for Osmin to attend school.