Let me tell you why!
In early fall of 2014, I began a journey to examine my life's purpose. I know, it sounds cliche-ish but it is true. Even though, I was (still am) happily married, raising a teen and carrying an awesome desk job; I was feeling content with life in general, but knew that I I had yet to uncover my true purpose. Although, I had already had many good and tough experiences in life (such as surviving a fair ride accident at 17, moving to a new country at 18, unexpected pregnancy at 21, death of first husband at 26, Katrina at 27,my mom's PD diagnosis, infertility issues at 35) many of which I keep as lessons in my past, I knew that this time was not a recount on my life lessons, but an examination of my purpose. I have always, since childhood, known that I am a humanitarian at heart. I have also been skilled (by profession) as a problem solver. A combination of these two biggest forces (humanitarian+problem solver), were taking an effect on me (It may be part of one's growing! :)and kept mentally challenging me.
At that point, I had been thinking for a few years on how (?) I could help others in need back in Honduras (as violence keeps growing). I grew up in San Pedro Sula,Honduras (now one of the poorest most violent countries in our continent America) where extreme poverty is common and the status quo and need is great.
The feeling of impotence of not being able to change that fact, is so common in society there, that it is engrained in you (as middle or upper-middle class) to ignore it as a lost cause. To which today, I say, not me!!!!! I cannot ignore it!!! If I can change it, I will. So, today is that day and it has been ever since. I refuse to step down and ignore it. Even, if I touch ONE life, then perhaps she (or he) can try changing the "status quo" and pay-it-forward, as I am. At least there may be two of us...lol. Ha!
So, to you readers I ask; can you join me in this journey?
I don't feel alone, I am resourceful and have had the support from everyone I know, but now I need the support from those whom I do not know. Your ability to help is easy, all you have to do is shop and let others know about Pour Favor, the organization I have now founded, which I strategically named Pour Favor, as in pouring favors for others, as well as a plea for help and on the more comical side how some Americans say please in spanish....:) We have now reached our second year (I promise to catch you up to speed with more posts), and we have already helped 6 women and more in the works. We help by supporting women in Central America design and sell their goods or products, support their businesses and also sponsor the educational needs of other women who seek education.