Introducing Velery!


As I shared in yesterday’s post, in early October, I had the opportunity to add two more Manna 4 Lempira children to my Honduran family. I knew I wanted Diego to be one of them, but then I had the challenging task of choosing just one more. I say it was challenging because I wished I could have sponsored all of the waiting children! I’ve always liked keeping my Manna numbers of boys and girls even, so I was looking for a girl this time. When Kim and the Manna team visited Honduras over the summer, she was able to take videos of many of the newly registered and waiting children. I loved the videos, because they give you an extra glimpse into the child’s personality and show more than a photo can. I just adored everything about little Velery. Her curls, her love of french fries, how she hammed it up in front of the camera… and I felt very sure in my decision that she should be mine.

Velery is 3 and lives in the Mercedes community of Lempira, Honduras. I also sponsor Brayan and Ludvi in this area, and Velery and Brayan go to the same school. Velery’s favorite subject is art, her favorite color is pink, and her favorite activity is playing with dolls. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She is an only child and lives with her mom and dad, who is a farmer.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I was quickly able to shop and send out backpacks to Velery and Diego, and I’m so grateful!

Here are some stills of Velery’s video. She seems like a total girly-girl, full of personality and spunk, and I can’t wait to get to know her more!

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