Areas, Latin America, Stories

Two quetzales left

Marcela Puac is a 59-year-old mother of seven. From an early age, Marcela was responsible for the care of her home and her nine siblings. Marcela’s life has been marked by abuse and suffering. Her husband, an alcoholic, physically abused her constantly. The beatings were so severe that she is now bound to a wheelchair. This caused Marcela to grow bitter, building a tough exterior and not allowing others to participate in her pain. She now is responsible for the care of her grandchildren since her own children must leave for weeks at a time to find work and support the family. As we shared  ...